Mack Martin Rod Raffle A Success

August 6, 2018

Report from Pat Hopton, Mack Martin Rod Raffle Coordinator

The drawing for the Mack Martin Rod Raffle was held July 19 at the annual Family Picnic. This year we sold 782 tickets and raised a total of $1,890. To compare, last year we sold 574 tickets and raised $1,490.

The winner of the rod raffle was Tony Allred. Tony is a longtime member of the Chapter, has served as Treasurer, is currently on the Board of Directors, and he and his wife, Terri, coordi- nate the annual Christmas dinner. The rod and reel were presented to Terri at the pic-
nic. Congratulations, Tony!

This year we had a runner-up prize of a full day guided fishing trip for two at the Hatch Camp, donated by Steve Perry and Scott Lowe. The winner of that prize was Howard Holt. Howard is a member of the Savannah River Chapter and recently helped the Rabun Chapter at the Tallulah River Kids Fishing Event at the fish cleaning station. Howard’s grandson, Jessie Phillips, attended this year’s Trout Camp, which is where Howard bought his ticket. The certificate for the trip has been mailed to Howard. Congratulations, Howard!

Thank you to everyone who sold and purchased tickets! Good job!!!

Sept 18: Chapter Meeting

August 6, 2018

Sept 18 (Tues) Rabun Chapter Monthly Meeting. Fellowship begins at 6:30 pm, meeting begins at 7:00 pm. Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church, Dillard, GA.

Contact Kent Wilson.

Meeting Topic: Bluelining for Wild Trout

A north Georgia native, Wes McRlroy is a self/proclaimed fly fishing addict, and is always trying to soak up as much knowledge of the sport as he can. Wes enjoys fishing for wild trout in the headwater streams of the southern Appalachian mountains, and for bass and stripers in the rivers and lakes of Georgia. Wes is the assistant manager and a guide at Unicoi Outfitters in Helen, Georgia.

Aug 25: Rabun Chapter Stream Clean-Up on Timpson Creek

August 6, 2018

Aug 25 (Sat) Rabun Chapter Stream Clean-Up Project.

Meet at first campsite on right on Timpson Creek Road at 9:00 am. Contact Justin English.

The response to last month’s report on BOD member Justin English’s work on removing graffiti from rocks at Darnell Creek was overwhelming! Justin’s good deed has inspired the Chapter to tackle another similar project: picking up trash and cleaning graffiti from rocks along Timpson Creek.

Anyone wishing to volunteer for this stream clean-up project on Timpson Creek should meet at the first campsite on the right off the Timpson Creek Road, FS Road 162, on Saturday, Aug 25, at 9:00 am.

To get to the Timpson Creek Road, from Clayton, GA take US Hwy 76 West for 4.3 miles. Turn right (north) onto Hwy 76 Loop Road. Go 0.1 mile then turn right (north) onto an unnamed road, between two sections of fence. Go 0.1 mile then turn right (east) onto a woods road. Go 40 yards to the campsite.

There is limited parking at the campsite; carpooling is suggested and parking along the Timpson Creek Road may be necessary. Beyond this woods road the Timpson Creek Road gets a little rough, so use caution if you travel any further.

Now is your chance to show your support for cleaning up the environment while enjoying the fellowship of friends with the Rabun Chapter!

Contact Project Leader Justin English for more information.

Rabun TU Caps for Sale

Baseball-style caps in various colors with the “Rabun Chapter TU” logo will be available to purchase at the monthly Chapter meetings.

Cost is $15 per cap.
Contact Tammy Hopton for more details.

 

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Burton Hatchery Begins Renovation

Visiting hours change. For the first time in 70 plus years, the Lake Burton Trout Hatchery raceways are empty and dry, and the last of the trout has entered North Georgia streams or been transferred to other trout hatcheries. But, why? The hatchery is preparing for a renovation, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. More details here

 

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