Rocky River TU
The Rocky River Chapter of Trout Unlimited (RRTU) makes our home in Charlotte, North Carolina. We are committed to the mission of our national organization to Protect, Restore and Sustain our cold water natural resources. We are passionate about fly fishing and preserving for future generations the joy of standing in a clean, burbling stream to watch a trout take a fly.
Fellowship, education and service are the cornerstones of RRTU. Through our monthly meetings, we offer an ongoing program that covers all aspects of fly fishing: techniques, locations, and cold water conservation. We have a very active fly tying program that offers instruction at all levels. We do several “streamsides”, exploring different streams and sharing lunch. Twice a year, we have a 4-day outing in western North Carolina. The Alarka campout is a very popular event, drawing 25-40 folks for fishing, food and fellowship.
RRTU also has a very active Trout in the Classroom program, putting tanks in local schools. The involved young people raise trout from eggs, learning about that remarkable metamorphosis and the importance of cold, clean water. We also volunteer time with Casting Carolinas, a program for cancer survivors, Rivercourse, a coldwater conservation camp for young teens, and with Boy Scouts, helping them to meet merit badge requirements.
If you are a Trout Unlimited member living in the Charlotte area, you are already a member of RRTU. There is no additional fee to join. If not, we would like to see you at one of our monthly meetings. We gather the 3rd Thursday of each month at Covenant Presbyterian church. The board of RRTU welcomes your comments and encourages active participation. We are a diverse group of men and women who enjoy sharing the common bond of fly fishing.
Meeting Dates and Times
We meet on the third Thursday, January through May and September through November – starting at 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm for a social period. The program starts at 7:00 pm. We have a brief How-To Where-To presentation, a few key announcements, then introduce our guest speaker for the main program. Our meetings typically end at 8:15-8:30 pm but no later than 8:30-8:45 pm.
Covenant Presbyterian Church
1000 East Morehead Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
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