Category: Chapter News and Projects
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Whether a beginner wanting to learn, experienced but wanting to see new water, or just have a fun day on the streams with others, our Fish With a Friend program is great fun. More information will be posted on the website as each event nears. Contact Fred Kallmeyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be put on the email list that will go out before each trip.
CLICK HERE to see the 2013 Fish With a Friend schedule
In June 2010, Dargan Coggeshall and Charlie Crawford decided to fish on the Jackson River near the home of Dr. John Feldenzer, a surgeon from Roanoke, Virginia. However, Matt Sponaugle — owner of the housing development called River’s Edge, who had sold the riverfront property to the Feldenzers — insisted that the anglers leave that section of the river immediately. He pointed to the No Trespassing signs posted on the banks of both sides of the river indicating that neither fishing nor wading was allowed there. Coggeshall, who had fished that part of the Jackson for years prior to the home being built, countered that his map, issued by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, listed this section of the Jackson River as public property.
Eventually, Sponaugle called for an Alleghany County deputy sheriff to check the anglers’ fishing licenses. The deputy found that their licenses were in order and, because the state said that they had a right to be there, refused to arrest them. Undeterred, Sponaugle tried to sue the anglers in criminal court; the case was dropped, however, because the court found the ownership of the river in dispute. Now Feldenzer and Sponaugle are suing the anglers in civil court — to the tune of $10,000 apiece — for trespassing. ………READ MORE
For many of our events on the mighty Rapidan River we reference the “Junction Pool”. The old-timers will tell you it’s the first big pool down in the valley after going over over top the mountain. For those with more modern direction finding equipment, the coordinates for the Junction Pool are N 38.462108, W 78.365307 (or 38.462108,-78.365307 for google entry–either one will work).
According to the all-knowing Google, it’s 4.3 miles on VA 649 (Quaker Run Road) from the intersection of VA 670 and VA 649. The road can have some pretty deep ruts, so leave the Ferrari in the garage.
For your viewing convenience a link to Google Maps can be found by Clicking Here. See you on the water!!
- SATURDAY…April 14, 2012—Spring Family Weekend
0900am…Creek Bug Study—1300(1:00pm)…Fishing at the Pond
- SATURDAY…June 16, 2012—Reunion Family Weekend
0900am…Creek Bug Study—1300(1:00pm)…Fishing at the Pond
- THURSDAY…August 16, 2012—Camp Fantastic
0930am…Creek Bug Study—***
***The afternoon is usually a fishing contest for the kids that starts at 1500(3:00pm)
Just a reminder that we begin our regular monthly Chapter meetings again beginning on Sept 5th at 7:30 at the Sun Trust Bank in Warrenton. Please come join us and get involved…see you all then!! I’ll be Alaska salmon fishing, and Chuck Hoysa, our VP, will be leading the meeting. Judson Walls will be making a presentation on Leaders and Tippets–Buying vs. Building
Our Kid’s Day/Heritage Day will begin at 9:00am and run until 4:00pm’ish on Saturday, April 7th, where we join up with Graves Mountain Lodge and the Virgina Department of Game and Inland Fisheries -VDGIF, along with other supporting TU Chapters, for a day along the section of Rose River at Graves Mountain Lodge. This event will be open for kids 12 and under to fish for stocked trout in the Rose River there at Graves Mountain, and our event is accompanied by a multitude of other venues and exhibits.
In addition to our own TU Membership Table, we’ll have fly tying demonstrations, fly casting demonstrations and instructions, and and stream/aquatic educational demonstration. Our Chapter originated the Kid’s Day event years ago, and have since joined it with the Virginia Heritage Day where we team up with Jimmy Graves of Graves Mountain, and the VDGIF for this annual family event – - so, for those of you not serving in the volunteer/support effort for this event, please bring your families and come join us for a great time!!
Hi All-Due to a vendor cancellation, there are two tables left for show. Please contact Fred (email@example.com) or 703-753-7625 for info. Thanks.
While our Chapter has bunches of members who dedicate lots of work, and many hours toward our goals and mission, this year Fred Kallmeyer, who is the Chapter Secretary, was awarded the 2011 Chapter Member of the Year at our December Meeting/Christmas Party. Congratulations Fred!!
Kids’ Day 2011 at Grave’s Mountain Lodge was another great success. See the photos attached for some of the highlights.