Smith River Trout Unlimited

2013 Smith River Fest Report

SRTU participated in the Fest and we were well represented. From the Martinsville Bulletin: Attendance was up, the crew had a great location next to the beer garden. There was tying, lying, casting, fishing and conservation talk. A big thanks to Shane, Al, Scott, Roy, Ralph, Lizz and Neil for staffing our tent and representing us so well. They sold some tickets for our […]

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SRTU River Clean Up Report

SRTU and Gateway Streetscapes teamed up to clean the Smith from Philpott dam to Townes Creek on July 20th. We also leaned Riverbrook Road which goes from Philpott road to the below dam recreation area. We had about 20 members and guests helping in one way or another. We collected about 20 bags of trash, many tires, an old oil drum, sign posts, a deck […]

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Smith River Clean Up Details

See everyone at the river! Smith River Trout Unlimited (SRTU) will conduct a river clean up from the base of Philpott Dam, downstream to Town Creek on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Volunteers should assemble at the base of Philpott Dam on the Franklin County side which is accessed off Riverbrook Road (Hwy 727) at 8:30 am for work assignments and safety briefing. Bring your waders […]

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June Meeting Minutes

Smith River Trout Unlimited, Chapter #264 Basset/Martinsville, VA Minutes of meeting held at Ranias’ restaurant in Martinsville, on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at 6:30 pm Meeting was called to order by SRTU President Shane Pinkston. Approximately 10 members and guests present. Previous meeting’s minutes were not read. They had been emailed to those on the secretary’s distribution list. Treasurer was absent and no report was […]

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June 14-16 Camping and Fishing Trip Report

Shane, Al, Larry, Scott, Roy and Doug hit streams in Grayson, Smyth and Washington counties over three days. We camped in Grindstone Campground (highly recommend!) just north of Mt. Rodgers. Al, Larry and I fished Friday, we all fished Saturday and I fished on the way home and Larry might have done the same. The weather was great, the fishing was very good to OK […]

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