Local Boy Scout and TU Teen Trey McFalls wins Young of the Year Award!!

March 18, 2016

Each year Georgia State TU Council takes nominations from individuals and state chapters for The Young Of The Year Award. The award goes to a young person of high school or college age, male or female who deserves to be recognized for exceptional leadership and dedicated work in pursuit of the mission of Trout Unlimited in Georgia. Trey has taken on Trout in the Classroom for Rabun TU. He has raised money for another tank, supplies, eggs etc and works in each classroom to pass on the passion of water conservation to other youth. Trey says:

“I have had a lot of fun working with Trout in the Classroom this school year at Rabun County Middle School. The students in the Science classes have benefited greatly from this hands-on program. This also happened to be my Eagle Scout Project, which may have the opportunity to be considered for the Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award for the NEGA District due to its conservation theme. I am happy to report that after successfully implementing Trout in the Classroom and successfully completing the Eagle Board of Review, I am now officially an Eagle Scout with Troop 6 of Clayton. It would not have been possible without the support of the Rabunites, the Georgia Council of TU, and generous local donors. This project has been a true testament to the mission of Trout Unlimited to conserve, protect and restore.” Rabun TU is proud to have this young man on our team… the Rabunite Team!!!

Congratulations Trey! You make us all proud!!

Apr 20-24: Chapter Campout

March 18, 2016

The Chapter Sprign Campout will be April 20th-24th at Oconee Campground. Sites are filling up fast since the great outdoors and fishing is getting very popular again. The Camp Host site is # 93. There is some sites around that still available. So check your calendar and book your site ASAP. Terry Rivers is the contact person for arranging our chef’s for each meal. If you want to sign up to cook a meal contact Terry at 706-782-7419 or at tlr1121@windstream.net. Terry needs to know by April 15th. Our camping trips are always great times!!

April 19: Chapter Meeting

March 18, 2016

April 19, (Tues) Regular monthly meeting of Rabun TU. Social starts at 6:30 and meeting at 7:00.

“Q and A” with the Georgia Council Grand Poobah. GATU chairman Carl Riggs will give an update on TU’s statewide initiatives and will welcome your questions. The partnership between local chapters and TU state leaders creates successes, from GA trout camp to wild trout habitat improvements and wounded vet outreach. Come, listen, comment, continue to strengthen this partnership among passionate, selfless trout fishing fans, from Clayton to Macon. GATU ‘s own version of the Eveready Bunny,

Carl will make you proud that you’re part of our club!

Prez Tammy Wins Mack Martin Rod Sweepstakes

Chapter Prez Tammy Hopton held the winning ticket at the Chapter’s annual July 11 family picnic that she won the raffle for Mack Martin’s custom-built Winston 3-weight fly rod! The rod raffle brought in more than $1,800 to support our programs. That’s a new record. We can’t thank Mack enough for his generosity in crafting and donating such a beautiful trout tickler to our Chapter.

More details here.

Fellowship and Fly Fishing

Is coming back! This program in which members would fish a local stream together was put on pause during COVID,  but Rabunite Mike Fuller is resurrecting it.  Read more!



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