Thank You

To all of our attendees, vendors and volunteers for making the 2020 Rapidan TU Fishing Show a success. As the major annual fundraising event for our chapter, your participation helps support youth angling programs and fisheries conservation programs in our region. Here are the winners of the 2020 major raffle prizes:

  • Cool Water Outfitters WV Wilderness Trip – Jinx Fox – Orlean
  • Bogart Custom Cane Rod –  Len Ignatowski – Vienna
  • Cabelas Prestige Fly Rod Combo – Rick Miller – Warrenton
  • Cabelas Synch Fly Rod Combo – Kyle Dingus – Warrenton
  • Orvis Clearwater Fly Rod Combo – Sarah Masters – Herndon
  • Richardson Chest Fly Box – K Rychlic

Chapter Meetings:

Join us the first Wednesday of each month (except June, July & August) at 730 pm at the PATH Foundation Building, Fauquier Room “B” (2nd Floor) 321 Walker Drive, Warrenton,VA, 20186. Typical meetings include a speaker, a review previous months activities, and discuss upcoming events. Meeting are typically over by 9pm; dinner 6 pm, location TBA in advance of meeting.


April 4, 2020: Rapidan TU Kid’s Fishing Day

The 40th annual Rapidan Trout Unlimited (TU) Kids’ Fishing Day scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2020, has been cancelled. Please consult state and national guidelines on safe practices regarding COVID-19 and public gatherings.

Chapter Events Canceled Until Further Notice

Hi- Chapter events have been canceled effective Wednesday, March 25 until Corona virus health advisories are lifted.

There are two “pay to fish” events scheduled for April. Mossy Creek(8 people limit) on Monday, April 13, and Cedar Creek(10 people limit) on Monday, April 20. These events are still scheduled. Attendance is strictly voluntary, do not attend if you are ill, and maintain social distancing during the event.


Rapidan River Cleanup/Picnic/Fishing March 28, 2020 CANCELED!


Event has been canceled due to Governors virus closings update on Monday, March 23.

Lets meet ChuckH/host at 9am Saturday, March 28 at Criglersville ES for distribution of trash bags, pickup sticks, & stream segment assignments. Chapter provides hot dogs, burgers, & condiments. Members bring a camping chair, beverage, & snacks. Picnic is after cleanup(~11:30am) at kiosk on left just past 1st bridge. Email if you plan to attend.

Do not attend if you are feeling ill, and maintain social distancing especially during picnic.


Chapter meeting April 1, 2020 CANCELED


Chapter meeting & dinner for Wednesday, April 1 have been canceled due to corona virus prevention recommendations. FWF events are go, as group is small & social distancing naturally large. Do not attend chapter events if you are feeling sick.

Thanks, Fred

FWF March 18, 2020 Rose River

Hi-Lets meet host/ChuckH at 9am Wednesday, March 18 in Syria at end of route 670 at SNP boundary. Bring nymphs, dries, & woolly buggers. Follow social spacing guidelines and do not attend if you are feeling ill.


March 7, 2020 FWF Rapidan River

Hi-Lets meet host/AndyH at 9am Saturday, March 7 at junction pool on the Rapidan River. Bring nymphs, dries/Mr Rapidan, quill gordons, & woolly buggers.


Rapidan River Cleanup/Picnic/Fishing March 28, 2020

Hi-Lets meet at Criglersville ES at 9am Saturday, March 28 for stream segment assignments, trash bags, & pickup sticks. Bring your own trash bags & sticks if you have them. Chapter picnic at kiosk after 1st bridge on left ~noon. Chapter provides hot dogs & burgers, and condiments. Members bring a beverage, & snacks for yourself & others.