Table Rock Trout Unlimited Chapter was formed in the fall of 1973 because of concerns surrounding the widening and repaving of Highway 181. The major concerns were the two blue ribbon trout streams, Steele’s Creek and Upper Creek, and what effects the construction would have on these streams. Many dollars were spent on silt barriers due to TRTU’s efforts.

There have been many projects, some large and some small, that TRTU has been involved in. Stream restorations, the kiosk at Bridgewater, the Muddy Creek project, and Kids Fishing Day are some examples of the Chapter’s work. Our latest project is working with the State Council to determine if there is or can be a sustainable population of Brook Trout in the South Mountain State Park.

Our mission is to protect, monitor, and improve the environments and waters we love and enjoy.

Clean, cold, fishable water is TU’s motto. We invite everyone who enjoys our rivers and streams to join us at our monthly meetings. You need not be a member to attend meetings but may be inclined to join our eclectic group after a visit or two.  We meet on the third Tuesday of each month in the meeting room at Friday Friends in Morganton.

Alan Reinhardt, President TRTU