July 31st 2015
 

Trout Unlimited

I received an email from Jacob Rash,  (jacob.rash@ncwildlife.org) NCWRC Coldwater Research Coordinator, that the Commission is dealing with two issue concerning trout. The first issue is a rainbow trout was caught in the Watauga River near Foscoe, NC. This trout exhibited cranial deformities similar to fish infected with whirling disease.  Thus, they initiated samplings and provided animals to Auburn University for testing.  It was confirmed that some of these fish were infected with whirling disease.

Stocking of hatchery trout has been suspended pending sampling of hatchery stock to make sure their stock is disease free.

In addition, the NCWRC has now confirmed the presence of gill lice on Rainbow Trout in selected streams.  Positive collections have occurred within West Fork Pigeon River (Haywood County), Watauga River (Watauga County), and Boone Fork Creek (Watauga County).  This is the first time they have documented gill lice on Rainbow Trout.  Samples have been sent to Auburn University and USFWS Warm Springs for identification.  Samples have also been sent to USGS for genetic analysis.

Please feel free to contact Jacob Rash (
jacob.rash@ncwildlife.org) if you have questions. I will post this alert on the NCTU website ( nctu.org ) as well as any more information or updates I receive

Jim Mabrey
NCTU Council Chair
NCTU Council 9NC
759 Shea Street
Concord, NC 28025

rrtujim@gmail.com / 704-786-0342

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February 12th 2015

Pictures from the March 2015 Club Trip

Pictures from the March 2015 Club trip have been posted.  We scouted the Green River for those that have never fished it, and stayed at Barton's Cabin on the East Fork of the French Broad River.  Good times and good fishing.

Check out the pictures from the trip here.

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February 10th 2015

Club Spring Fishing Trip Dates -- Brevard, NC Area

The following dates have been set for CSRA Fly Fishers club trips to the Brevard, NC area for Spring 2015:

  • 4 - 8 March

  • 9 - 12 April

  • 7 -10 May

For more information regarding the above trips, contact Club President Chas Murphy at chas11@bellsouth.net.

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June 24th 2014

NEW GEORGIA STATE RECORD BROWN TROUT

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

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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:

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