Updated 6 June 2017 by TOM

Our 2016-2017 season of Chapter

meetings ended with the May 10 program by the dean of Potomac smallmouth bass guides, Mark Kovach of Mark Kovach Fishing Services. 

Shad Fishing: This year's on-again-off-again shad fishing season is currently having a rare run in the month of June, as described by Mark Binsted in 2017 Shad Report Number 7.  

Passing the torch:  The May meeting was be my last as Chapter president.  Our Chapter events next season will include the annual fall fund drive, a new Project Healing Waters program at the Washington VA Hospital led by Dan Sheesley, Shad Night led by Mark Binsted, and coming on September 26, the Chapter will host the International Fly Fishing Film Festival at the Avalon Theatre. These activities will enable us to continue funding projects consistent with our core mission in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond.  Our new president in the fall will be Andrew Reichardt, a member of the millennial generation, who has great ideas for the Chapter. 

Tight lines, 



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.

September 26, 2017

IF4: International Fly Fishing Film Festival

Avalon Theater 
5612 Connecticut Ave NW 

Washington, DC 20015

The National Capital Chapter of Trout Unlimited is proud to present, for the first time in the Washington DC Area, IF4™: The International Fly Fishing Film Festival®!

The International Fly Fishing Film Festival® consists of short and feature length films produced by professional filmmakers from all corners of the globe, showcasing the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly-fishing. 

IF4™ will be held at the Avalon Theater in Washington D.C. on Tuesday September 26th at 8:30 PM (Doors 8:00 PM). Tickets can be purchased for $20 online here and, if available, will be offered same day via the Avalon Theater box office. ​

You Fish When You Can 

June  2017

Tom Mann, President NCC-TU

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NCC-TU is planning these expeditions: 

May 13, Fly fishing 101 at Big Hunting Creek. Sponsor: Tom Mann 
June 16-18, Rapidan River at Graves Mountain Lodge. Sponsor: John Graebner
June 24, Birch Run, recent stream restoration, picnic with Adams County PA TU
Mid-August, White Fly Hatch at Boiling Springs, PA with Tom Baltz. Sponsor tbd
September 9, Big Gunpowder Falls. Possible cocktail party. Sponsor: Dan Sheesley
November 18 & 19, Elk Creek steelhead trip to Girard, PA. Sponsor tbd
Possible additions are smallmouth fishing on the Shenandoah, and the Savage River.

We want your suggestions and requests for outings, and we will do our best to make them happen.  We need sponsors for these outing, too.  Contact John Graebner with suggestions and offers to sponsor outings, or phone him at 202-251-0479.


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.

Volunteers Always Needed:  

We welcome people to serve on NCC-TU's Board of Directors and committees.  Please contact Tom Mann if you are willing to serve.