Guadalupe River
Trout Unlimited

Our Chapter Meeting is Saturday, October 27th at the YETI Flagship store in Austin, TX

A Focus on Native Trout
For this meeting our featured guests are going to bring a focus to native trout in the American West. Come out and learn where and how to fish for incredible native trout species and what you can do to help protect these fish and the habitat that surrounds them. The program will feature:

  • “Unspoken” – A film featuring Texas native Chris Johnson’s journey in search of native trout.
  • “Fishing for Native Trout in New Mexico” – Kirk Patten, Chief of Fisheries, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
  • “Native Trout Conservation” – Therese Thompson, Western Native Trout Initiative Coordinator

Chapter Initiatives
We will also provide some important Chapter updates including:

  • Lease Access Program Changes
  • Fisheries/Stocking Update
  • Troutfest TX – Speaker Line Up and Plans
  • Business/Budget Update

Please join us, we are excited about this line up and look forward to seeng you there! 

2018 – 2019 GRTU Lease Access Program Open For Enrollment

We are proud to announce that the 2018 – 2019 Lease Access Program is open for enrollment. Some changes have been made to the Lease Access Program (LAP) for this upcoming season. The changes will not only help us increase satisfaction with the LAP, but are also intended to reduce the infractions to the LAP guidelines that can jeopardize our leases. Read more here.

We’re excited to bring our members new content each quarter including, GRTU’s Fly Tying Video Series, regional and nation wide insight, and much more.

GRTU’s Troutfest Texas is the largest event of its kind in Texas and brings out a crowd of over 3,000 people interested in fly fishing and preserving and protecting cold water fisheries.

The event is hosted by the Guadalupe River Chapter of Trout Unlimited, the largest TU chapter in the country with over 5,500 members at Lazy L&L Campgrounds. The three-day event will include:

  • A banquet with outstanding speakers, door prizes, online silent and live auction.
  • A film night featuring The Fly Fishing Film Tour and raffles.
  • A free expo with presentations, instruction, vendor booths, raffles, women’s and kid’s events.

Troutfest Texas receives strong statewide marketing and promotional support and offers sponsorship, donation and exhibit opportunities. GRTU’s Troutfest TX 2019 sponsorship, exhibitor, and donor opportunities are going fast. Click here for more information.


Thank you to everyone who supported GRTU’s Double Haul for the Coast program.
Since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas one year ago, we have been working to raising funds to support on going rebuiling efforts through our Double Haul effort. Together, we raised $4,652.5. On August 18, the GRTU Board voted unanimously to donate those funds to the Rockport Hands of Hope. Six days after Hurricane Harvey made landfall, the Rockport Hands of Hope opened a donation center and they have been active in rebuilding ever since. They have managed an average of 150 volunteers each week, cleared hundreds of acres of brush, provided building materials and have directly helped over 600 residents. There work is on-going in Aransas, Refugio, San Patricio, Kleberg, Bee, and Nueces counties.
Help is still needed and if you would like to volunteer or donate, you can contact Rockport Hands of Hope at 361.727.9011. Thanks to all that supported our fellow Texans on the coast.