The National Capital Chapter of Trout Unlimited (NCC-TU) is a non-profit organization established to protect, enhance, and restore coldwater fishing resources of North America, particularly those in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Last modified by TOM: le 17 mai 2013.
North Fork Potomac River Outing with Lodging at Harman's Cabins, West Virginia
Join us for a weekend of fishing on the North Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac River on June 21-23. Harman's Cabins are located in the West Virginia Mountains near Seneca Rocks and Smoke Hole Caverns in the heart of the Spruce Knob - Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area. You may explore the surrounding area for additional fishing or stay on the private trophy trout stream around the cabins. You can walk to the river from the cabins.
Wild trout streams in the area include:
- Seneca Creek - Best wild trout stream in WV, on TU's list of top 100 trout streams
- Gandy Creek - Wild brown trout
- Laurel Fork - Wild brook trout & TU stocks fingerlings yearly
- Glady Fork - Wild brook trout
Lodging: We rented two cabins. Cabins have a combination of shared sleeping arrangements. The cost for the trip will be calculated per person. Two larger beds in one cabin will be held initially for couples, if there is interest. We will take 12 people (up to 14, if couples sign up). If you want to bunk with a friend/family member, both of you should register and pay for the trip at the same time. We will try to accommodate requests for sharing.
We can check in on Friday afternoon at 1:00pm or later. I will arrive earlier and go fishing until we can check in.
Meals: The following meals are included:
- Friday: Dinner, on your own. (We may head out to a restaurant based on what folks want to do.)
- Saturday: Breakfast and lunch fixings provided.
Group dinner in evening.
Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages provided. (You may bring your own alcoholic beverages)
- Sunday: Breakfast and lunch fixings provided. Check out midday.
Payment: You must sign up and pay to hold you space. The trip cost is $170.00 and includes lodging, food and fishing fee for Harmon's property. A minimum $100. deposit will hold your space until May 15, 2013. You must pay the full amount by May 15th, to hold your space. You will not receive a refund if you cancel after May 15th, unless we can fill your space. A refund will be provided minus the PayPal fee. Please note that Harmon's Cabins policy does not provide for refunds for inclement weather or water conditions. To make the payment for the trip go to www.Paypal.com and click "send money" to the following email address for the TU chapter: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trip skill level: Advanced beginner or higher. You should be able to fish on your own in sometimes tricky wading conditions.
Other details: You need to have a West Virginia fishing license, available on this link.
There will be prizes for largest and smallest trout caught on this trip! Members of the outings committee will be able to participate!
Please contact Rachel Dagovitz, or 202.468.9653 for further information. Once you have paid the deposit or full cost of trip Rachel will provide additional details. (If you are unable to use PayPal for some reason, please contact Rachel to make other payment arrangements.)
SATURDAY JUNE 15, 2013, 12:30 pm-nightfall
JOIN NCC-TU FOR A DAY OF TROUT FISHING ON THE GUNPOWDER
We are meeting at the Backwater Angler in Hereford, MD at 12:30. Bring your own lunch or buy lunch for $8.00. Guide Theo LeGardeur, who is also the Gunpowder Riverkeeper, will advise us on where to fish and with what flies to use.
RSVP to John Graebner, phone 202-251-0479,
or Josh Young, phone 843-437-8520.
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TU in Switzerland
We have recently heard from our foreign representative and past NCC-TU president, Alfredo Suescum, who is in Geneva with the Panama delegation to the UN. Here is his fishing conservation report from Europe:
"Thanks for getting in touch. I've seen and written mainly with Tom Mann these last few months, mainly because he and Beth are on my side of the Atlantic for half the year.
"The email address you used is still current. My rubber-meets-the-road address is just outside Geneva, Switzerland, where I have been posted for about three years. I live a ten minute walk from door to stream-side of the Allondon, a Rhone tributary and my current home waters. The Allondon (and a couple of beautiful feeder creeks called the Allemogne and Fenieres) are third to second rate streams with wild browns and grayling. With the care that's being given to them, and whole lot of luck, they may be trending to the second-rate. And of course, the more I fish the water, the more it grows on me, and the better I fish it. I can usually hook up with some nice fish.
"These are border waters, so I've been active here in both France and Switzerland - with the Swiss salmonid fishers association, the Truite Ombre Saumon Geneve (TOS for short), the Geneva umbrella group for fishing organizations, the Association Genevoise de Societés de Pêche and the French watershed association for the area, the Association Agréée pour le Pêche et la Protection du Milieu Aquatique (AAPPMA Thoiry). I'm the only cross-border member in any of these, unfortunately, and there is much less cross-border cooperation than one would care for. Promoting talks is what I've seen as my job. Diplomat, after all.
"By way of example of the sort of thing I've been helping with is a new slots regulation that went into effect on the Allondon this year. Switzerland turned all-kill in 2010 (thanks to lobbying by animal rights activists, to prevent the needless suffering of fish). Under the legislation, you can protect fish by species and size but cannot set no-kill regulations. Myself and a few others on the Swiss side pushed slots as the only sensible way to manage the wild salmonid population given the situation. The French association followed suit. For cultural reasons, the French could not create a new Catch-&-Release area, but slots were acceptable. I've notice some improvement in just this first year. A couple more years will tell. The AGSP has been pushing slots now in other jurisdictions.
"The next and tougher battle will be to work with the associations to get schools and groups to volunteer for cleanup and restoration, and organize education sessions and signs on stream use. The Allondon is Geneva's Eastern Shore equivalent, and swarms with bathers and picnickers on weekends and summers. Bathers build hundreds of rock dams so they can splash in wading pools. This slows and warms the water beyond comfortable limits for trout and grayling. And then there is the trash. Unfortunately, community service is used as punishment in the schools, and volunteering is not part of the culture, particularly in Switzerland where everything is so regulated that in essence only the State can do things like plantings and bank rehab. For this, I'm pushing streamside classes with bio and science teachers. We'll probably have a couple of sessions in 2013.
"The AAPPMA Thoiry bought a run-down hatchery a few years ago, and the thing seems to take up 90% of the group's time. I'm pushing the school activities with them as well, as a way to gather up more volunteers (as much or more of a problem here as for NCC-TU). Also, with a hatchery at hand, I've been trying to get people interested in a trout in the classroom type of project. French language materials are non-existent, and my French does not go so far as to let me lead the activity or translate the material. We'll see.
"In the meantime, the Thoiry fishing show will be in February -- I'll be teaching fly-tying, as with our own Angling show in the past. See their web-site.
"I sped through DC last summer on my way to Livingston, MT. Very nice. Hopefully at least some of you all will be wandering my way sometime soon. Don't forget to drop me a line. We'll go fishing. Tom (Mann) can give you all a notion of the area. You'll have me as a guide, and the scenery is spectacular.
"The trout season is closed, and so is most water in the area, until March. Rains have pushed the few remaining open streams beyond safe flows. It's been a while since I've had a rod in my hand. I've tried to get my schpilkes out by watching the big trout swim up the streams for the spawn. I sure miss Big Hunting, the Gunpowder, and Fishing Creek. I'll have to take a couple of rods to Panama over the holidays -- peacock bass, and salt-water quarry.
"Happy holidays to all!
NCC-TU members are active throughout the region in many conservation and education projects. These include habitat conservation and restoration, summer youth conservation camps, integrating fly-fishing and tying into the therapeutic programs of recovering wounded military personnel, and other projects.
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