Guadalupe River
Trout Unlimited

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GRTU Winter 2020 Chapter Meeting featuring Kirk Deeter and Tara Granke from TU National

GRTU’s Winter 2020 Chapter Meeting will once again be held at Troutfest TX. The meeting will be Sunday morning Feb 23rd from 8:00 am to 10:00 am like last year, and we’ll have coffee and snacks for the attendees. Keep an eye on our FB page and this website for final details.


The 2019-2020 Lease Access Program enrollment has ended. This year we sold out in 6 days.

We notify everyone across our network that the LAP is open for enrollment on October 1st.  Be sure to add our email addresses to your contact list to not miss out. Also, follow us on Instagram @Guadalupe_river_tu and Facebook @Guadalupe river trout unlimited to stay up to date.

To learn more about our Lease Access Program and keep updated on our guidelines, read here.

TroutFest TX Save the Date

Troutfest Texas 2020 – Tickets on Sale Now!
February 21 – 23, 2020
Lazy L&L Campgrounds

This annual grassroots event is volunteer-run by members of the Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited.

The festivities take place on the banks of the Guadalupe River at Lazy L&L Campground. There will be speakers, classes, gear, a banquet, movies, food, beer and fun for the whole family! See you there!

  • TICKETED EVENTS: Friday Night Banquet and Saturday Night Movie Night. Purchase Tickets Here.
  • FREE EVENTS: Daytime educational and EXPO events on Saturday and Sunday.

BANQUET FRIDAY (tickets required)
FEBRUARY 21st, 6 pm-10 pm

  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Tom Rosenbauer, Brand Manager for Rod & Tackle for Orvis in Manchester, VT
  • BAND – Little Outfit
  • RAFFLE – Buy tickets online
  • SILENT AUCTION – Bid on silent auction online
  • LIVE AUCTION – Come prepared to bid and raise money!
  • MEAL – Beef & Chicken with vegetable sides DRINKS- Beer and Wine (Tickets come with 2 drinks)

F3T MOVIE NIGHT SATURDAY (tickets required)
FEBRUARY 22nd, 5:30 pm-10 pm – Fly Fishing Film Tour

FEBRUARY 22nd, 9 am-5p m & FEBRUARY 23rd, 10 am-4 pm

ATTENDANCE: TROUTFEST TX 2020 is estimated to bring in over 3000 people to the Guadalupe River during the EXPO.


  • Tom Rosenbauer, Brand Manager for Rod & Tackle for Orvis in Vermont
  • Pat Dorsey, Head Guide and Co-Owner of the Blue Quill Angler fly shop in Evergreen, Colorado
  • Alvin Dedeaux, Captain, Owner and Head Guide of All Water Guides in Austin, Texas
  • Kirk Deeter, Editor of Trout Magazine, Field & Stream and Angling Trade in Colorado
  • Lia Colabello, Costa #KickPlastic Ambassador + Managing Principal of Plastic Pollution Solutions in South Carolina


  • Fly-Casting
  • Fly-Tying
  • Fishing Techniques
  • Tackle Techniques
  • Conservation/Education

Kids Trout Tank, Entomology, Archery, Casting Instructions and more.

You will be joining some of the biggest brands in fly fishing, local fly fishing favorites and artists and guides from around the world already registered for Troutfest TX 2020. To sign-up to be an exhibitor click here.

Troutfest TX is run by volunteers, it is a BIG part of what makes the event so great! Want to join the fun?
Sign up to volunteer here.