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Chapter Meeting March 1st, 2023

March 1, 2023
5:30 PMto7:00 PM

Lets meet for our chapter meeting at 7pm Wednesday March 1st at PATH building, 321 Walker Dr. Warrenton VA. The primary topic will be a review of the Fishing show, and upcoming events. Dinner is at 5:30 pm at Jaripeo Mexican restaurant, 623 Frost Ave(route 211 west). Speaker is Evan Childress/SNP.

See you there!


Meeting Minutes 5.4.22

May 15, 2022
9:00 PM

The meeting was called to order by FredK/Pres at 7pm on May 4, 2022 at Ledos pizza/back room in Warrenton, Va. There were 12 members present, including new member James Blake, Kevin Daniels/past Pres., & Joe Ray/past Pres.
After introductions around the room, prizes were raffled off, & winners were AmyO, ChuckH, & JoeC.  At last meeting, it was noted that a motion was made & seconded to donate $100 to Project Mayfly.  Treas.Rpt/JoeC-Balance is $25,338.32.  TIC/ChuckH-We have 26 schools, 30 tanks, and all trout have been released for season.  Fishing Show-ChuckH will check with Highland School after July 1 to confirm fishing show date of February 11, 2023.  FWF/FredK-All had good time shad fishing on Rapp in Fredericksburg, at Mossy Creek outfitters, at Cedar Creek trophy trout, and on Rapidan River.  FWF-May: Bluegills/KyleD-Meet at 7am on May 14 at Crockett Park off Meetze Rd in Warrenton. Green Drake hatch/AndyH(week of 5/23-TBD; meet at 2pm on Route 33 about 5 miles west of Rawley Springs at Dry Run on right side of road). Date will be announced ~1 week in advance. See pages on RapidanTU website for more fishing opportunities.
 At April’s events: Buchanan Hall/Upperville(4/9)-Membership, fly tying, & casting-great event; at Ducards Vineyards(4/23)-Membership & fly tying-not so good-windy, sunny, & noisy music.  VCTU/AmyO-Zoom meeting on Monday 5/9.  CampSpecialLove/BillH-Maybe Aug 18?  Fauquier County Parks-TeachingYouthFishing/MaggieB-June 18(11am-12, & 1-2pm). Email for your support.  Willowsford-TeachingYouthFishing/KyleD-6/24(5-6pm; rain date-7/1)-August date TBD. Email for your support.  Newsletter/RedB-All-please email pics & event info: Next edition out in late June.  New Business: Meetings starting next fall will be at the PATH building at 321 Walker Drive. Membership & fly casting event in Middleburg at Dog Daze on May 28 at 11:30 to 12. Marcia is doing fly casting & needs additional rods. FredK will do membership. Any other volunteers, email   The speaker was Amy Orr, talking on the preliminary results of VTSSS water sampling done in April 2021 by TU volunteers. There were many good questions & a good flow of information back & forth.  Chapter volunteer hours: April=540,  YTD=540-new fiscal year.  Meeting adjourned at 8pm.   

May 4, 2022 Chapter Meeting

May 4, 2022
6:00 PMto8:30 PM


Lets meet at 7pm Wednesday, May 4 at Ledos pizza on Fletchers Drive in Warrenton. Also, dinner is at 6pm at Ledos in back room. Speaker is Marcia Woolman on VTSSS preliminary water sample results.

See you there.


April 6, 2022 Chapter Meeting

April 6, 2022
6:00 PMto9:00 PM


Lets meet at 7pm Wednesday, April 6 at Ledos pizza(Fletcher Dr) back room in Warrenton. The speaker is Scott Sevigny on Project Mayfly. Meet for dinner at 6pm.

See you there!


March 2, 2022 Chapter Meeting

March 2, 2022
6:00 PMto8:00 PM


Lets meet at Ledos pizza back room for chapter meeting at 7pm. Speaker is Kyle Dingus. Dinner is at 6pm.


Virginia Trout Heritage Kids Fishing Day

Heritage Day for Young Ones on The River
April 1st, 2023 at Graves Mountain Lodge, Syria Virginia

Day of Learning how to Fish The Blue Ridge VA Mountain Streams for Trout

Free Admission & Free Parking
Children Register for Prizes
Rain or Shine

What is Heritage Day?

A day of teaching the young ones how to be on the water, how to fish, how to care for our Mountain Streams.

Fishing – Stocked Trout 
Heritage Day will have sections of the Rose River for Children 12 and under to fish on for both April 1st

Exhibits and food will be available

The Rapidan Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Food Vendors 
Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Fish Sandwich, French Fries, Drinks, Kettle Corn, Funnel Cakes and more.

Start Time
The Rose River will open up to fishing at 9 a.m.

This year’s activities will provide education and hands-on activities.
Trout Unlimited will have fly casting demonstrations, fly casting classes at a pond for children and adults, insect monitoring in the stream, and helping kids with fishing on the Rose River.


  • Registration begins at 8 a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m. Prizes given away every hour starting at 10 a.m.
  • Every child 12 and under will receive a gift for registering .  Graves Mountain Lodge will have food available for sale at the picnic pavilion and also at the Main Lodge.
  • Graves Mountain Farm and Graves Mountain
  • Children, 15 and under do not need a fishing license.
  • More information call 540-923-4231.


  • 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Registration
    Prizes given out every hour starting at 9:00 AM
  • 8:00 AM – Graves Mountain will have food for sale
  • 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Craft Vendors are open
  • 9:00 AM Children fishing starts (Must be 12 years old or younger).
  • 9:00 AM – # PM Trout Unlimited members will be on the river to assist children with fishing, learning about stream health monitoring by studying macroinvertebrates, Catch and Release Monitoring. 
  • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Exhibits are open
  • 10:30 Harry Murray presentation on fishing in the Park plus casting demo 
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Fly tying demonstrations
  • Incredible fun for all
  • A memorable day will be had

February 2, 2022 Rapidan TU Chapter Meeting

February 2, 2022
6:00 PMto8:00 PM


The next Rapidan TU chapter meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 2 at Ledos pizza meeting room on Fletcher Drive in Warrenton. Dinner is at 6pm.


January 5, 2022 Chapter Meeting

January 5, 2022
6:00 PMto8:00 PM


The chapter meeting is at 7pm, Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Ledos pizza meeting room on Fletcher Drive in Warrenton. Dinner is at 6pm.

Stay home if not feeling good.

Hope to see you there.


May 28, 2021 FWF Dry River

May 24, 2021
2:00 PMto10:00 PM

Hi-Lets meet host AndyH at 2pm Friday, May 28 at Dry Run confluence on Dry River, ~5 miles past Rawley Springs, Va. Bring chest or hip waders, green drake flies, and staff. Andy will have some spare flies.


May 15, 2021 FWF Bluegill at CM Crockett Park

May 15, 2021
7:00 AMto10:00 AM

Hi- Lets meet KyleD/host at 7am Saturday, May 15 at CM Crockett park off Meetze Road. Bring bluegill flies & lures. There is a $7 fee for non-residents of Fauquier county.


Chapter Meeting, May 5,2021

May 5, 2021
7:30 PMto9:30 PM
7:30 PMto9:30 PM


Rapidan TU chapter Meeting is being held at 7:30pm Wednesday, May 5 at Altered Suds Brewery at 36A Main St in Warrenton. See you there.


April 30, 2021 FWF Rapidan River

April 30, 2021
9:00 AMto12:00 PM

Hi-Lets meet MarciaW/host at junction pool on Rapidan River(where Rapidan first comes along side the road) at 9am Friday, April 30, 2021. Bring waders, caddis, nymphs, & woolly buggers.