Fall Stocking - Monday September 27th, 2021

posted Sep 17, 2021, 3:38 PM by Jim Josefson

Fall Stocking - Monday September 27th, 2021

We will be meeting the stocking truck at 2:00pm in the Arch Avenue Parking lot adjacent to the Farmers Market Pavilion. We will be stocking along the South River Greenway. Funding for the stocking is from a Waynesboro Tourism B.O.O.S.T grant. Please respond by email if you are able to help with this stocking.

Project Healing Waters Fishing Day - Sunday October 10, 2021
Shenandoah Project Healing Waters will be bringing 8 participants to fish on the South River Greenway. They will be meeting at 7:00am in the Old Invista Parking lot on Short Street. Up to 5 guides will be needed to assist the participants. Please let me know by email if you can assist.  

With the current COVID-19 spike we will hold off on scheduling any indoor events including regular chapter meetings.

Thank you,
Tommy Lawhorne
Chapter President

March 17, 7pm, Wayne Theater, Waynesboro: Stream Restoration in the Shenandoah Valley

posted Feb 21, 2020, 6:05 AM by Jim Josefson

Stream Restoration in the Shenandoah Valley 

March 17, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Join us at the Historic Wayne Theatre in Waynesboro, Virginia for "Stream Restoration in the Shenandoah Valley" presented by Brock Reggi, Specialist with VA Department of Environmental Quality.  The presentation is part of the Signature Speaker Series.

February 20, 2020, Chapter Meeting, 6:30, Parrott Orthodontics

posted Feb 19, 2020, 5:08 AM by Jim Josefson

Parrott Orthodontics - 17 Gosnell Crossing, Staunton VA 24401


Report on Trout Egg Planting - Box removal 
Follow up on VTSSS stream survey signups for sampling
South River Fly Fishing Expo and South River Cleanup 
Upper South River Project work

November 21 Chapter Meeting (6:30 Heritage on Main) & Brown Trout Egg Box Project

posted Nov 17, 2019, 9:17 AM by Jim Josefson

November 21st, 6:30pm - Chapter Meeting at Heritage on Main Restaurant, Downtown Wayneboro
November 22nd - Pick up Brown Trout Eggs from Wytheville Hatchery
November 23rd - 8am until done, Plant Brown Trout Egg Boxes in South River
December 10th - Chapter Christmas Dinner at Fishin Pig in Waynesboro. RSVP to Tommy by December 8th. Seating will begin at 6:30pm 

If you are available to help with egg boxes on Saturday the 22nd please contact Tommy at the South River Fly Shop. There will be evening sessions on November 18 and 19 to construct the wire cages and prep the boxes.

International Fly Fishing Festival, Wayne Theater, October 19, 7pm

posted Oct 12, 2019, 8:01 PM by Jim Josefson

International Fly Fishing Film Festival showing at the Wayne Theatre on October 19th, doors open at 6pm. Get your tickets at South River Fly Shop or Online at:

October 17 Chapter Meeting, 6:30, Parrott Orthodontics

posted Oct 12, 2019, 7:59 PM by Jim Josefson

Our October Chapter meeting will be held on October 17th at Parrott Orthodontics, 17 Gosnell Crossing, Staunton Va 24401. The meeting will begin at 6:30pm. On October 3rd nearly a dozen volunteers stocked 300 12"-16" Rainbows in the Catch and Release area. Fundraising from the Film showing on the 19th will be used for future stocking.
There will be a video presentation at the meeting on our upcoming Brown Trout Egg Planting Project in the Catch and Release Area.


September 19, 2019 Chapter Meeting

posted Sep 18, 2019, 2:34 PM by Jim Josefson

Join us at 6:30pm at Parrott Orthodontics, 17 Gosnell Crossing Staunton VA 24401.

Tom Benzing will be updating the chapter on the upcoming VTSS sampling in the spring of 2020 and we will also be discussing the upcoming SRA habitat project and chapter workdays for trail maintenance.
Upcoming Fall Events
Fall trout stocking Downtown South River - Early October exact date TBA

International Fly Fishing Film Festival - October 19th at the Wayne Theatre, starts at 6pm with gear raffles and concessions.  The Films start at 7pm.  Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door and all proceeds will benefit the SVTU Trout Stocking Fund

March 21 Chapter Meeting, 6:30, Parrott Orthodontics

posted Mar 18, 2019, 12:12 PM by Jim Josefson

SVTU Chapter Meeting, March 21, 6:30pm at Parrott Orthodontics, 

17 Gosnell Crossing, Staunton VA 24401

Our guest for the March meeting will be Steve Reeser from the Region 4 office of VDGIF. Steve will be with us to discuss habitat improvement projects on the South River, trout reproduction in the South River, and lure regulations on the Catch and Release area. We will also be discussing: Summer Chapter Picnic, trail maintence, the upcoming stream cleanup, the South River Fly Fishing Expo, and Riverfest opportunities for chapter involvement.

February 21 Chapter Meeting, Parrott Orthodontics, 6:30

posted Feb 15, 2019, 6:06 AM by Jim Josefson

Drone Survey of the Upper South River - James Fulcher, TU
James will be reviewing the footage of the upper river and how that is used to determine placement of structures in the upcoming projects.  Tom Benzing will conduct the short business meeting prior to the presentation.

Upper South River Work Days
Due to weekend weather forecast we have decided to wait until March for trail work.  Tentative dates are March 10 and 24

January Chapter Meeting, Jan. 17, 6:30pm Parrott Ortho

posted Jan 13, 2019, 5:42 PM by Jim Josefson

Chapter Meeting January 17th, 6:30pm at Parrott Orthodontics located at 

17 Gosnell Crossing, Fishersville VA  22939

Our guest for the January meeting will be Seth Coffman, Shenandoah and James River Coordinator for Trout Unlimited.  

Seth will be with us to discuss our project funding for the Upper South River Bank Stabilization Project.  

We will be discussing whether there are any options for matching funds to help us grow this project.
We will also be setting dates for trail maintenance and putting up new signs at the SRA parking areas.
Please come out and join us and bring a fish story or two!

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