A New Season for NCC-TU 

The Chapter's board of directors will gather this week to plan the events for the coming season.  We hope to have some good programs for you this year, focusing on the conservation angle as well as the angling.  This will include Shad Night, a fundraiser in partnership with the Friends of Fletcher's Cove, that will herald the coming of spring.

The Chapter has one final outing to capitalize on the fall season:  a guided steelhead trip for six anglers on Elk Creek in Pennsylvania November 18-20.  The trip may now be full but we will have a waitng list in case someone cannot make it. Contact us if you are interested.

Over the past 40 years, the Chapter has been a major contributor to many regional conservation projects, including the Falling Spring Greenway, Project Healing Waters, and the Trout Unlimited Tri-State Conservation and Fishing Camp.  Since the demise of the National Capital Angling Show in 2014, we have relied on an annual fundraising drive each fall, and Shad Night.  When you receive a fundraising letter from us, please give as generously as you can so we may continue our support of these important projects.  Thanks!

Finally, we urge all of our members to vote on November 8 to make your voices heard.   And when you do, please remember the importance of preserving our precious public lands and keeping them accessible to all citizens and visitors to this country.  This is more a question of the person you vote for, and where he or she stands on this issue, than the political party they represent.

Bonne pêche à tous, and tight lines,


Chapter Meetings
Nov. 9: Steelhead!

Richie Farino, formerly of Urban Angler, Alexandria, will present his comprehensive talk about Steelhead fishing.
PLEASE NOTE: We will meet at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery 7900 Norfolk Ave., Bethesda MD.  The meeting will start  at 7:15p with the program at about 8p.  Light food will be provided. Cash bar.

This will be our annual business meeting for the election of Officers; the program will also include Richie's plans for opening  a new flyfishing  shop.in the District.



November 18-20

The steelhead trip will be based in Girard, PA, and fish Elk Creek or another Lake Erie tributary.  ​​The cost is $550 per person, which includes lodging, guides, and tips.  Meals are on your own.  Past anglers have caught many BIG fish (although there are no guarantees).  


Each Spring the Chapter publishes email reports on the status of the shad run in the area, particularly as it develops on the Potomac River at Fletcher's Cove in DC. If you wish to receive these reports send an email from the address you want us to use to contact@ncc-tu.org with "SHAD" in the subject line. No need to re-subscribe if you received these reports in 2016.
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.

On My Mind This Month

October 2016

Tom Mann, President NCC-TU

Updated 17 Oct 2016 by MLS

Volunteers Needed:  

We seriously need people to serve on NCC-TU's board of directors and committees next year.  Please contact Tom Mann if you are willing to serve.


Ready for Outings?

This coming season, starting as early as weather permits in the spring, we will have outings to many of our favorite fishing venues in the mid-Atlantic region, including day trips for Smallmouth in the Shenandoah, trout in the Gunpowder, Big Hunting Creek, Shenandoah Park streams, Big Spring and the Yellow Breeches. Overnights could include brook trout fishing near Graves Mountain Lodge, VA, and late fall steelhead at Elk Creek, PA. We want your suggestions and requests for outings, and we will do our best to make them happen.  Contact John Graebner with suggestions or phone him at 202-251-0479.