The Chapter's board of directors are in the midst of planning 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 contributor to many regional conservation projects, including the Falling Spring Greenway, Project Healing Waters, Casting for Recovery 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.
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or send a check payable to "NCCTU" to PO Box 42291, Washington, DC 20015-0891. THANKS SO MUCH!

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,


On My Mind This Month


Tom Mann, President NCC-TU

Join fishing friends and meet new fishing companions for a rollicking good time celebrating the holidays and the end of year. Have supper, chat with Dusty Wissmath and have a chance to win a nifty door prize, all included in the $45.00 ticket price.

Reservations and advanced payment required. NOW is not too early to enlist because our space at the Inn is limited.


Send a check payable to NCCTU to
PO Box 42291, Washington, DC 20015-0891


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.



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.

Celebrate the Holidays with

Dec 10, 3p-6p
The Irish Inn at Glen Echo

6119 Tulane Avenue, Glen Echo, Maryland 20812 
Phone: (301) 229-6600

​​Potomac-Patuxent TU Rod Raffle

PPTU has a rod raffle going and would like to wrap it up this month. If anybody reading this is interested, tickets are $10. They can send an email to Bob O'Donnell to purchase a ticket. The rod is the new Fenwick Fenglass 7' 4wt teamed up with a new Pflueger Medalist fly reel. Sweet deal if you win.


Updated 13 Nov 2016 by MLS

Volunteers Needed:  

We welcome and 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.

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.

Chapter Meeting
January 11, 7:30p

Program to be determined.
We will meet at Rock Bottom
Restaurant and Brewery

7900 Norfolk Ave., Bethesda MD. 

The meeting will start  at 7:30p with the program at about 8p. 
Light food will be provided and there will be a Cash bar.