About

The President’s Message

 

Welcome to the Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited (UCCTU) website. Centered in Roswell GA, UCCTU attracts members from throughout the Atlanta metro area. Our 800+ members predominately reside in the area from Sandy Springs to Alpharetta and East Cobb to Dunwoody.

 

UCCTU members enjoy fishing and the environs where trout are found. We are concerned about the preservation of these precious resources, and for this reason our organization is committed to conserving, protecting and restoring coldwater fisheries. Some of our activities focus on the Chattahoochee River Tailwater, named by TU as one of America’s 100 Best Trout Streams, where we monitor the quality of water from tributaries and partner with other organizations on cleanup projects. Every year we also devote considerable volunteer time to enhancing the habitat of native brook trout in North Georgia streams. The Chapter also serves as an advocate with elected representatives and government officials in support of coldwater conservation.

 

Some of our activities require dedicated effort and hard work, but we always manage to have a lot of fun along the way.  Some of that fun includes monthly fishing trips to local waters where beginners and newcomers to the area are mentored by more experienced members. We also coordinate weekend fishing trips for members to destinations throughout the Southeast.

     

We recognize the need to pass along our passion for fishing and love of the environment to the next generation. To this end we support educational activities for youth such as the Georgia TU Council’s Trout Camp, UCCTU’s Rizzio Clinic for boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 15, and instruction for Boy Scouts to earn the Fly Fishing Merit Badge.  Several local schools benefit from our Trout-in-the-Classroom Program, which enables students to learn math, biology, chemistry and environmental science topics while watching trout grow from eggs to fingerlings. Seeing the expressions on students’ faces as they release fingerlings into local waters is a truly memorable experience.  

 

UCCTU offers a wide variety of ways for individuals to make a lasting contribution to protecting and preserving coldwater fisheries. If you have an interest in helping with these efforts, or if you would like to learn more about fly fishing local waters, I would encourage you to join us at our monthly meetings and participate in our activities.

 

Hope to see you soon.

 

Ken Mock

President, Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited

president@ucctu.org