CHAPTERNEWS Hickory Chapter Announces Robust Meeting Schedule In March, the Hickory Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU) will hold an expert panel discussion about how to deal with the loss of public access to trout fisheries (detailed on the cover of this newsletter); in April, a presentation on the Trout Unlimited Veterans’ Service Project and how Camp Eagle Rock fits in; and in May, tips for getting your gear clothing and body ready for a saltwater fishing trip. The chapter meets the third Tuesday of each month at Market on Main cellar in Hickory. Dinner ($10) starts at 5:30 p.m., program at 6:30 p.m.)
Fishing Tournament For A Clean Wilson Creek Bruce Gray, the owner of Betsy’s Ole Country Store has been Mission Control of a Wilson Creek Cleanup effort since 2008 and started the Wilson Creek Clean Up Fund in 2017. It has now been rebranded as “A Clean Wilson Creek.” The organization has planned a two man fly fishing team competition on Saturday March 23. The teams will fish and control a 1-day event on the delayed harvest water in Mortimer, NC. For more details and registration visit https://www.flycomps.com/events/wilsons-creek-clean-up-3-23-2019. Note that while the event currently shows as fully registered, there are frequently cancellations, so get on the waiting list. In addition, they are looking for volunteers to help with the event. If you can help, please contact Brandon Harrison at Brandon@wilkieconst.com. To learn more about the organization, volunteer, or make a donation you can visit the website at https://acleanwilsoncreek.org/.
Chapter Member Donates Laptop A big thank you to chapter member and council Veterans’ Services Chair Lynn Marilla for the donation of a used laptop for a Trout In the Classroom teacher’s project use. Teacher Ryan Rowe has set up 24/7 viewing of the fingerlings in their tank system but since it was on his personal computer, he frequently had to take it down to use his computer. Now he can keep it up all the time with the computer donated by Lynn. Thanks, Lynn!
The monthly newsletter of the North Carolina Council of Trout Unlimited.