April 2, 2016 Trout Heritage Day/Rapidan TU Kid’s Fishing Day

Our 36th annual Rapidan Trout Unlimited (TU) Kid’s Fishing Day will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016, on the Rose River at Graves Mountain Lodge in Syria, Virginia as the major activity of Graves Mountain Lodge’s Heritage Day event. TU Kids Day Pic 1The Rapidan Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Graves Mountain Lodge and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) are again partnering to provide this exciting and educational day for the kids. The event is also supported by the 2015 Virginia Wildlife eStore (www.ShopDGIF.com) Grant Program through a partnership between DGIF and the Wildlife Foundation of Virginia. Approximately one thousand people attended in 2015.

DGIF heavily stocks the Graves Mountain Lodge section of the river with trout and reserves the river for this event. Only children 12 years old and under are permitted to fish and are free to keep up to six fish they catch. Any legal tackle may be used. Children over 12 can fish in a stocked lake on a fly fishing, catch and release only basis. In addition to trout fishing, Rapidan Trout Unlimited provides hands-on fly and spin casting, fly tying, TU Kids Day Pic 2and knot tying instructions and collects aquatic insects from the river for viewing and identification. Information on conservation, habitat management, stream monitoring and the annual Trout Unlimited Tri-State Conservation and Fishing Camp is offered. Other concessions, exhibits and activities are provided by Graves Mountain Lodge and DGIF. Hot food is available for purchase. Contact john.long49@verizon.net with any questions about this event.

CLICK HERE to view and download the flyer for the 2016 Trout Heritage Day/Rapidan TU Kid’s Fishing Day.

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