Virginia TU calls for more attention to catch-and-release, native trout in DGIF stocking plan

In response to the Virginia Stocked Trout Management Plan recently proposed by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF), the Virginia Council of Trout Unlimited (VCTU) is calling for the establishment of more special regulation areas, as well as increased protection of nativ
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New fishing trail opens along the South Fork of the Holston River

A new three-mile fishing trail along the pristine water of the South Fork of the Holston River has been constructed above Buller Hatchery near Marion, Va. to provide access into the gorge, well known for its wild rainbows and browns. After three years of planning and design between th
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State seeking input for Stocked Trout Management Plan

A statewide angler survey conducted by DGIF in 2009 indicated that, relative to other anglers, trout anglers in Virginia are generally less satisfied with their fishing. To address the complex management challenges and issues related to producing desirable fishing experiences for stoc
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Wildcat Hollow showing potential for brook trout restoration

The Northern Virginia and Rapidan Chapters of TU are teaming up with TU National and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to improve habitat for brook trout in Wildcat Hollow this spring. Wildcat Hollow is part of the Thompson Wildlife Management Area, which encompasse
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VCTU and DGIF hire new state coordinator for Trout in the Classroom

Chuck Hoysa, of Warrenton, has accepted appointment as the position of state-wide coordinator of Trout-in-the-Classroom (TIC), the joint partnership of Trout Unlimited and the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF). The TIC program involves school children raising trout and re
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