September 4th 2014

Augusta (CSRA) Project Healing Waters

Fly Fishing Outing

Friday, September 26th, 2014 -- 12:00 - 4:00 PM

The Augusta/CSRA Project Healing Waters will offer a fly fishing outing for the Fort Gordon Warrior Transition Unit on Friday, September 26th.

The location is the

                            McDuffie Public Fishing Area
                            4695 Fish Hatchery Road
                            Dearing, Georgia 30808
                            (706) 595-1684


Scroll down on the above web page, for a link to a PDF file (brochure) that details the location, hours, rules and requirements.

Note that anyone entering the park needs to have a Georgia Outdoor Rec Pass (GORP) or equivalent hunting or fishing license whether you plan to fish or not.  If you plan to fish then you need a fishing license.  Note the link to purchase a license or pass on the same web page.

We need volunteer guides to help wounded warriors fish with popping bugs graciously provided by the Cabelas Outpost in Augusta.  Guides might want to bring their nets, vests and gear to help participants tie on flies and land fish.  Fishing will be from shore and no boats or wading is planned.  I would like to have pliers on hand and everyone wearing sunglasses or safety glasses since this will be the first time some participants will be casting a hook.  Barbs can be pressed down as well. 

We need admin folks to help with the sign in sheet, hold harmless agreements, media release, etc for everybody. Fly Fishing and Casting experience not required!

The event starts at Noon, therefore, lunch will not be provided.  You are welcome to bring your own lunch.  Feel free to bring water and extra snacks to share. 

If you would like to volunteer, please contact the PHW Program Lead, Mr. Justin Walter via e-mail at


August 26th 2014

Club Fall Fishing Trip Dates -- Brevard, NC Area

The following dates have been set for CSRA Fly Fishers club trips to the Brevard, NC area for Fall 2014:

  • 9 - 12 October

  • 23 - 26 October

  • 6 -9 November

For more information regarding the above trips, contact Club President Chas Murphy at  


June 24th 2014


The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has recorded a new Georgia State record Brown Trout.  The 20 lb 14 oz. 31-1/2" trout was caught July 27th on the Chattahoochee River below the Buford Dam.

See the full DNR press release below:

 Press Release:  GA State Record Brown Trout


July 29th 2014.

Thanks PHW Volunteers!!!

Thanks to all the members of the CSRA Fly Fishers that volunteered for the recent Basic Fly Fishing Class and Introduction to Fly Tying on July 26th and July 29th.  For more information and pictures of the events, see the Augusta Area Project Healing Waters Facebook page using the link below:


June 24th 2014.
                                   UPDATE - NORTH MILLS RIVER CLOSURE

Thanks to Grant Olson for providing updated information on the North Mills River closure.  See the press release below:

 Press Release:  North Mills Closure Update.pdf


March 2nd 2014.

      Ecosystem Project temporarily closes areas on Pisgah Ranger District

Thanks to Grant Olson for providing additional information on the North Mills River closure.  Note that persons entering the project area WILL be ticketed.  See the following documents for complete informati

 Press Release:



February 22nd 2014.


Seven members of the CSRA Fly Fishers club assisted with the Augusta Project Healing Waters "Basic Fly Fishing" class held on Saturday, February 22nd. Eight Wounded Warriors participated in the class and experienced hands-on practice with casting during the session.  Of special note, one of the volunteers was a student from the first class

Justin Walter, the Project Lead for the Augusta Healing Waters Project would like to extend his thanks to all CSRA Fly Fishers members that volunteered to assist with the class.


January 31st 2014.

                              UPDATE:  NORTH MILLS RIVER CLOSURE

Thanks to Dave Bender for providing information on the North Mils River closure and stocking status this spring.  The upper 2.7 miles of the river will be impacted.  See the complete press release below:

      Press Release: Mills Closure.pdf