Burton Trout Hatchery Begins Renovation

September 11, 2019

Burton Trout Hatchery Begins Renovation, Visitor 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.

“The Lake Burton Trout Hatchery was built in the 1930’s, and is long overdue for a renovation in order to continue serving the angling public,” says WRD Fisheries Biologist Anthony Rabern. “This large-scale project will temporarily alter the availability of the area for the public, but ultimately will allow us to utilize new technologies to further enhance trout pro-duction.”

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Rabun Rendezvous – Call for Donations!

The 33rd Annual Rabun Rendezvous is rapidly approaching. The funds we raise are used to support Trout Unlimited efforts for cold water conservation and education. Donations to our event are starting to arrive and we’ll continue to update and publicize the list of items every couple of weeks. Hopefully, this will provide our prospective attendees the opportunity to identify some of the items in which they may be most interested. Please consider a donation to the Rendezvous.

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January 18: THE 33rd ANNUAL RABUN RENDEZVOUS

The Rabun Chapter of Trout Unlimited proudly presents A Celebration of Rivers, Streams, Trout, and Trout Fishing!

WHEN: Saturday, January 18, 2020.
WHERE: The Dillard House Conference Center, located behind the Dillard House Restaurant in Dillard, GA.
WHO: The more the better! Everyone interested in conserving and protecting our cold-water resources, in- cluding their families, friends, and all who love cold streams, trout, and trout fishing.

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Calling All Trout Campers

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Trout Camp! May 31 to June 5, 2020

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