ABOUT

 

THE COOSA VALLEY CHAPTER #519 OF TROUT UNLIMITED RECEIVED IT'S CHARTER ON AUGUST 7th 1986 AND IS A 501-c-3 TAX FREE ORGANIZATION.

 

THE CHAPTER HAS GROWN DRAMATICALLY SINCE THAT TIME AND IS ONE OF THE STRONGEST CHAPTERS IN THE STATE.

 

CHAPTER OFFICERS

 

Ronny Cooper, PRESIDENT

Bobby Bell, VICE-PRESIDENT

Jerry Lee, TREASURER

Pat Cooper, SECRETARY

 

((PLEASE NOTE, CLICK THE LINKS IN BLUE FOR DETAILS ABOUT THE SUBJECT MENTIONED))

 

THE CHAPTER HAS REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS ON THE THIRD THURSDAYS OF EVERY MONTH AT THE ROME FLOYD ECO, RIVER EDUCATION CENTER AT RIDGE FERRY PARK IN ROME.

ROME, FLOYD E.C.O.RIVER EDUCATION Center

 

THE COOSA VALLEY CHAPTER HAS HOSTED THE TROUT EXPO AT THE ECO CENTER FOR SEVERAL YEARS.

THIS IS A GATHERING OF PROFESSIONAL AND EXPERTS WHO DEDICATE THAT DAY TO ANSWERING ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT TROUT, HOW WHEN AND WHERE TO CATCH THEM AND MORE.  

TROUT EXPO

 

THERE ARE A FEW A FEW EXCEPTIONS FOR "OUTING MEETINGS".

 

THESE OUTING MEETINGS USUALLY OCCUR IN MAY AND SEPTEMBER AND THEIR LOCATION IS ALWAYS POSTED IN ADVANCE IN THE WEBSITE CALENDAR.

 

THE CHAPTER IS VERY ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY.

 

THE CHAPTER STARTED A KIDS FISHING DAY IN CAVE SPRING IN 1987.

 

WITH AN AVERAGE ATTENDANCE OF ABOUT 400 CHILDREN AND AFTER ALMOST 30 FISHING EVENTS THOUSANDS OF KIDS HAVE GROWN UP HAVING EXPERIENCED CATCHING TROUT AND KNOWING ABOUT TU.

Kids Fishing Day

 

THE COOSA VALLEY CHAPTER HAS BEEN HOLDING THE "TROUT UNLIMITED CHILI COOK OFF" FOR 19 YEARS, (2015 will be the 20th)  AND MANY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE ATTENDED AND HELPED THE CHAPTER RAISE MONEY THAT HAS BEEN USED FOR EDUCATION, STREAM ENHANCEMENT AND FURTHERING THE MISSION STATEMENT OF TROUT UNLIMITED. 

CHILI COOK OFF

 

THE CHAPTER NOW HAS A VETERANS FISHING DAY THAT IS IN IT'S 3rd YEAR.

 

 

VETS FISHING DAY ALSO OCCURS IN CAVE SPRING AND ALL VETS OF ALL WARS AS WELL AS ACTIVE MILITARY ARE INVITED TO ROLATER PARK TO CATCH A TROUT, TAKE THEIR MINDS OFF THEIR TROUBLES AND LEARN TO FLY FISH.

VETERANS FISHING DAY

 

 

DREAM TRIP FLY FISHING VACATION

 

EVERY YEAR ALL THE CHAPTERS IN THE STATE JOIN WITH THE GEORGIA COUNCIL IN SELLING CHANCES ON A TRIP FOR TWO TO A PRIVATE CABIN JUST OUTSIDE YELLOWSTONE. THE DETAILS ARE:  

The winner and their partner will each receive:
Five days fishing and six nights� food and lodging at a private cabin in Island Park, Idaho near the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park.

Choice of a Winston BIII-x, 5 wt. or a Sage ONE, 4,5 or 6 wt. rod A fly Reel with Scientific Angler line.

A fly box and flies (approximately 5 to 7 dozen per box) for the trip. $500 in travel expenses (this is total, not per person)

NOTE: Winners are responsible for Travel arrangements, fishing licenses, gratuities, and alcoholic beverages during their stay Any tax due on the value of the winnings.

TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE GREAT RUNNER UP PRIZES AND THIS YEARS WINNERS GO TO: http://georgiatu.org/index.php?mid=news&iid=winners2014&sid=

 

 

THE COOSA VALLEY CHAPTER OF TROUT UNLIMITED, "CVCTU" DOES MUCH MORE THAN TEACH KIDS AND VETS TO FISH.

 

 

CVCTU IS A PRIMARY BENEFACTOR OF THE ARROWHEAD ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER ON FLOYD SPRINGS ROAD.

Arrowhead Environmental Education Center

 

 

CVCTU ALONG WITH THE OCONEE CHAPTER ESTABLISHED A SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT AT THE WARNELL SCHOOL OF FORESTRY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA. IT IS FULLY FUNDED & GENERATING SCHOLARSHIPS.

 

CVCTU JOINED WITH THE GEORGIA COUNCIL OF TU AND HAS NOW ESTABLISHED A RESEARCH GRANT ENDOWMENT THAT HAS NOT QUITE REACHED FULL FUNDING BUT IS GROWING STEADILY.

WARNELL SCHOOL OF FORESTRY & TROUT UNLIMITED

 

 

CVCTU HAS ALSO ASSISTED THE ROME FLOYD ECO CENTER IN FUNDING THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN INDOOR TROUT STREAM AND  INTERACTIVE DISPLAY ABOUT TROUT AND TROUT UNLIMITED.

ROME, FLOYD E.C.O.RIVER EDUCATION Center

 

 

CVCTU SPONSORS KIDS BETWEEN 12 AND 15 FOR TROUT CAMP EVERY YEAR.

 

AT TROUT CAMP THE KIDS LEARN ALL ABOUT TROUT, THEIR HABITAT, THEIR FOOD, PARTICIPATE IN A STREAM ENHANCEMENT PROJECT, A FISH STOCKING, LEARN TO FLY FISH AND HOW TO TIE FLIES.

CLICK THE LINK FOR DETAILS; TROUT CAMP

 

 

CVCTU PARTICIPATES ON STREAM ENHANCEMENT PROJECTS ON SEVERAL AREA STREAMS.

 

JOHNS CREEK IN FLOYD COUNTY, MOUNTAINTOWN CREEK IN GILMER COUNTY, HOLLY CREEK, ROCK CREEK AND GOLDMINE BRANCH IN MURRAY COUNTY, RACCOON CREEK IN PAULDING COUNTY HAVE SEEN HUNDREDS OF MAN HOURS OF LABOR IN MAKING THESE PLACES BETTER FOR FISH AND FISHERMEN.

 

THE COOSA VALLEY ALSO PARTNERS WITH OTHER CHAPTERS ON STREAMS ACROSS THE STATE.

 

THE COOSA VALLEY CHAPTER DOES MORE THAN RAISE MONEY AND ENHANCE STREAMS, WE FISH!!

 

CVCTU MEMBERS FISH AREA STREAMS AND RIVERS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

 

MANY OF OUR MEMBERS TAKE FISHING EXCURSIONS TO PLACES ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND BEYOND.

 

 CVCTU MEMBERS TAKE GROUP TRIPS WITH REGULARITY TO CHEROKEE NORTH CAROLINA AND ALMOST RETURN WITH STORIES OIF LARGE NUMBERS OF FISH CAUGHT WITH SOME BEING IN EXCESS OF 20 INCHES.

 

MANY OF OUR MEMBERS FISH THE WHITE RIVER IN ARKANSAS AND A  GROUP TRIP IS PLANNED FOR THIS YEAR.

 

FOR THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS A CVCTU GROUP HAS FLOWN TO CANADA TO FISH AND STORIES OF FISH ARE TOLD AND RETOLD IN ANTICIPATION OF THIS YEARS TRIP.

 

COME TO A MEETING AND FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE CHAPTER, GET INVOLVED AND MAKE PLANS TO GO ON ONE OF THESE GREAT TRIPS.

 

TO FIND DETAILS ABOUT ALL THAT TU DOES, SPEND A LITTLE TIME VISITING OTHER SECTIONS OF THIS WEBSITE.

 

FOR MORE ABOUT TROUT UNLIMITED IN GEORGIA AND TO FIND A CHAPTER NEAR YOU GO TO:

http://georgiatu.org/index.php?mid=home&iid=home&sid=

 FOR MORE ABOUT TROUT UNLIMITED ACROSS THE NATION GO TO:

http://www.tu.org/