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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 with "SHAD" in the subject line. No need to re-subscribe if you received these reports in 2016.

Our April Chapter meeting will address the important topic of safety while fly fishing, something we don't necessarily think about.

Our speaker, Mike Abramowitz, is a veteran fisherman who ties flies, builds rods, and fishes from a kayak.  

Project Healing Waters: We recently sent an email announcing the possibility of our Chapter starting a new PHW program at the Washington VA Hospital.  Please contact us if you are interested in working on this.

Shad Fishing Season: According to Mark Binsted, the shad fishing season is back on track after some needed rain and warmer weather.   However, no fishing is ever a sure thing, and we now have to hope that the river doesn't get blown out by too much rain. Mark Binsted has put links to all of the information resources we need here in 2017 Shad Report #3 .

​Our regional trout streams are beginning to fish well now, so it's time to go out for trout, the true totem of our eponymous organization. 

Tight lines, 


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.


NCC-TU is planning these expeditions: 

May 13, Fly fishing 101 at Big Hunting Creek. Sponsor: Tom Mann 
June 3 & 4, Rapidan River at Graves Mountain Lodge. Sponsor tbd
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.


Updated 9 April 2017 by MLS

  April 12, 7:30pm:
Mike Abramowitz on "Safety While Fly Fishing" 
We will meet at the
Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, 7900 Norfolk Ave., Bethesda, MD​

Volunteers Always Needed:  

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

You Fish When You Can 

April  2017

Tom Mann, President NCC-TU

April 12, 7:30pm

 Mike Abramowitz on "Safety While Fly Fishing" 

We will meet at Rock Bottom Brewery and Restaurant.   
The meeting will start  at 7:30pm with the program at about 8:00. 
 Plan to come early for dinner and socializing before the meeting. 

Mid-Atlantic Council Meeting

The MAC will have its spring meeting at the Beaver Creek Fly Shop in Hagerstown on Saturday, April 8, beginning at 10:00.  The MAC includes all TU chapters in Maryland and DC.