Guadalupe River Trout



Click HERE for the October newsletter!

Click here for the draft bylaws with proposed changes. Please take time to review the draft bylaws prior to the next regular GRTU meeting.

Next General Meeting is October 22, 2016

Location – Canyon Regional Recreation Center Building, 125 Mabel Jones Dr., Canyon Lake, TX 78133


9:00 AM – Learn a fly fishing skill from a GRTU Youth Member. Meet and Greet Social Hour and Lease Access Orientation for New Lease Members

10:00 AM – Business Meeting

11:00 AM – Presentations from GRTU Youth Members Amber Muttoni, Spence McNamara, and Martin Dietz. All three teenagers have attended our Youth Trout Camp and have taken their passion of fly fishing and conservation to the next level. Amber and Spence attended the Trout Unlimited Teen Summit National Leadership Conference this past summer in Georgetown Lake, Camp Watanopa, Montana and will share their experiences and stories. Martin Dietz will share knowledge gained from attending the US Youth Fly Fishing Clinic in Colorado. Martin will also tell the chapter about his fly fishing trips to Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Pennsylvania over the summer.

Amber Mutonni

Amber Muttoni

Spence McNamara

Spence McNamara

Martin Dietz

Martin Dietz

Representatives from Trout Unlimited at the University of Texas at Austin will also give us an update on their club activities and plans for the year.

12:00 PM – Catered Lunch ($12.00 per plate – money goes to support conservation projects)

12:30 PM – GRTU Board Meeting




Click on the Troufest logo below to stay up to date on Troutfest 2017 information


Troutfest 2017 Flyer




It’s time to get excited for Youth Camp 2017!!!

Click here for a hard copy application that you can download, or click on the flier below and fill out the google form application online.

2017 GRTU Youth Camp Flier_Final

ATHENS—The angler who caught the first entry into Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s ground-breaking big bass angler recognition program and the organization responsible for Texas having a year-around rainbow trout fishery will be inducted into the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in June.

To be inducted is Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited (GRTU), the largest Trout Unlimited chapter in the nation with more than 5,000 members. GRTU has been the driving force behind the development of a year-round rainbow trout fishery on the Guadalupe River, listed as one of America’s top 100 trout streams in 2013. TPWD studies show this fishery has an annual economic impact of $1.9 million on the local economy, but GRTU’s contributions go much further. The organization maintains a leadership role in conservation and development of public access to the fishery.
GRTU leases access points along the river from landowners and businesses and uses fees from anglers to pay the lease fees and purchase approximately 12,000 pounds of large rainbow trout for stocking into the river each year. These fish become public property and are available for anyone to catch. GRTU also funds scientific studies of the fishery and supports a number of educational programs for young people, including Trout in the Classroom and Trout Camp. The organization also contributes to such programs as Casting for Recovery, Reel Recovery and Project Healing Waters. GRTU also supports conservation efforts nationwide, working with other Trout Unlimited chapters.


Wanted – Old GRTU Newsletters!

We are trying to fill the gap in some of our archives of older newsletters. We have one from 1979, then a gap for all the 1980s. If you have newsletters that you would allow us to borrow to scan in to our archives, please contact me via email at