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

Our 40th annual Rapidan Trout Unlimited (TU) Kids’ Fishing Day will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2020, on the Rose River at Graves Mountain Lodge in Syria, Virginia as the major activity of Graves Mountain Lodge’s Heritage Day event. The 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. There is admission fee or requirement for any pre-registration for this event.

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 13-18 years old may fish in a stocked pond on a catch and release, artificial lures only basis. Rapidan TU members will be on the river and at the pond to assist the children and their families as needed. Rapidan TU volunteers also provide hands-on fly and spin casting, fly tying, and knot tying instructions and collect 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. Contact John Long with any questions about this event. See gravesmountain.com for additional information.

September 7 FWF: Cancelled

The FWF event on Saturday, September 7 is canceled, in deference to Hank Woolman Memorial Service at Grace Episcopal Church in The Plains at 11 am.

Chapter Picnic, June 5th

Annual Rapidan TU picnic will be held in Warrenton Wed. June 5th, 5 pm – 830 pm. Email Chuck Hoysa for information and potluck coordination.

Chapter Picnic, June 5

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2019 Trout Heritage Day/Rapidan TU Kids’ Fishing Day

Our 39th annual Rapidan Trout Unlimited (TU) Kids’ Fishing Day will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019, on the Rose River at Graves Mountain Lodge in Syria, Virginia as the major activity of Graves Mountain Lodge’s Trout Heritage Day event. The Rapidan Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Graves Mountain Lodge and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) are again teaming to provide this exciting and educational day for the kids.

DGIF stocks 1000 pounds of trout in the Graves Mountain Lodge section of the river and reserves the river for this event. Only children 12 years old and younger are permitted to fish and may keep up to six fish they catch. Any legal tackle may be used. Children 13-18 years old may fish in a stocked pond on a catch and release, artificial lures only basis. In addition to trout fishing, Rapidan Trout Unlimited provides hands-on fly and spin casting, fly tying, and 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. Contact John Long with any questions about this event. Click here for the 2019 TU Kids’ Fishing Day Flyer.