We fish here so you can fish there

“We fish here so you can fish there.” So read the note that I sent to all of TU’s staff on Christmas Eve several years ago. The note included two photographs. One showed my colleague, Keith Curley, standing on a shopping cart and casting into a tributary of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C.; another … Read more

The Clean Water Act: An American success story

Editor’s note: This column was originally published in the Washington Post on Sept. 23, 2019 The announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency was scrapping Obama-era rules designed to protect small streams and wetlands made me recall a misty morning this spring on the Potomac River above Georgetown. I brought a striped bass, locally known as … Read more

Three rules with impact to coldwater fisheries

An update on three federal rulemakings with impact to coldwater fisheries. What is proposed, what it means for TU, how we will respond and how you can help make your voice heard. What is happening?  Recently there has been a flurry of rulemaking activity by the Trump Administration that will affect regulations for agencies that oversee … Read more

Clean Water Rule Update: May 2019

Public Comment Completed. Thanks for your Support.  Comment period now closed.  What comes next?  TU members and volunteers contributed more than 4,000 comments for the record, including 25 council and chapter letters and 4,406 individual comments.  Next steps: The Agencies will now review these comments and make a final decision sometime this fall.  We will update you with the latest.  Thank you for taking … Read more

Politics and the fishing media

A Snake River fine-spotted cutthroat trout. Cutthroat trout today occupy less than 10 percent of their native habitat, and the waters where they do persist are largely headwater streams that could impacted by the EPA’s decision to gut the Clean Water Rule. If the fly fishing media didn’t cover the issue, many anglers wouldn’t know … Read more

Comment period open on repealing clean water protections

Comment period open on repealing clean water protections Repealing rule would jeopardize drinking water for millions; risk for trout and salmon CONTACT:Shauna Stephenson / Trout Unlimitedssherard@tu.org / (307) 757-7861 (July 27, 2017) WASHINGTON D.C. – The public can now comment on a decision by the Trump administration to repeal a rule that would protect 60 … Read more