Smith River Cleanup Report

Brrrrrrr, it was chilly but the Smith River Trout Unlimited (SRTU) river clean-up on Saturday, March 28th was a huge success. The weather kept attendance down but those who did show up pitched in and got the job done.
Our goal was to clean the road and river banks along Shady View Lane and The Great Road downstream from the canoe ramp. These two sections are divided by Highway 220 Bypass.
We ended up cleaning the length of Process Rd., also.
Some very chilly folks left after we finished up, others gathered for some dogs and burgers from the grill.
Thank you one and all. We made a difference one trash bag at a time. When all were collected in one spot they totaled close to 50 bags of  trash – that’s pretty impressive.

Some fishing was done afterwards, too!

 

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Re-Scheduled Meeting w/Musky and Striper Program, April 2

The  Musky & Striper program  which was scheduled for last month was cancelled due to ice storm. Thankfully Matt Miles was still available and willing to reschedule for Thursday, April 2nd.  I’ve  attached a couple photos to show what you’ve been missing if you have not fished for these species.  . Details below:

With prime time fishing season just around the corner Smith River Trout Unlimited (SRTU) will host a  “How to” Musky & Striper fishing program  at Rania’s Restaurant on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 6:30 pm. Well known musky & striper expert and Orvis indorsed guide Matt Miles will shorten your learning curve on these two hard fighting species. You do not have to be a member of SRTU. Anyone with an interest in regional fishing opportunities is encouraged to attend.

Our regular meetings will now feature a “swap shop”  set up in the back of the room. Bring what you want to sell or trade. Slap your name and a price on it and recycle the stuff you don’t use or need. Look around for those “it was a good idea at the time” purchases you made but now reside in the back of your closet or garage. We already have an Orvis Sling Pack and several other items ready for new owners.  Be ready to haggle. Bring some extra cash and walk away with some neat “I need one of those” items!

Rania’s is located in the uptown or historic district at 147 E. Main St., Martinsville, VA  24112.

 

For more information contact SRTU President  Doug Jessie at 549-874-6560 or SRTU Secretary Al Kittredge at 910-624-3457

 

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Smith River Cleanup!

Smith River Trout Unlimited (SRTU) is calling on all members, fishermen and civic minded volunteers to help with our annual Smith River Cleanup on Saturday, March 28, 2015. We will meet at 8:30 am at the old church at the end of Shady View Rd, Fieldale/Bassett VA and concentrate our effort on both sides of the Hwy 220 Bypass Bridge. This is a good time to bring your friends, neighbors and anyone else who loves the river and hates litter. We can all help make a difference, one garbage bag full at a time.  We will have “SRTU River Clean Up” directional signs at major road junctions. Participants should to bring gloves, hats, sunscreen and a canoe or kayak (if you have one).  We will provide water and plastic bags. Wear waders if you are willing to get in the water.  All trash will be consolidated for eventual pick up at the turn around at the end of Shady View Road.

The cleanup with be over at 1:00 pm. Lunch will be provided by SRTU once everyone is accounted for. Bring your rod if you want to go fishing with a knowledgeable “Smith River Regular” afterwards.

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