Beaver Creek, Hagerstown, MD

Chapter Meeting: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Our next meeting will be in September. We will resume our programs then. In the meantime, have a wonderful summer, get out and go fishing and enjoy the great outdoors. But above all, be safe.

About SVTU
The Seneca Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited (SVTU) is a local voice of National Trout Unlimited. TU’s vision is to conserve, protect and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.

Beaver Creek Parking Lot Closure

The parking lot on Beaver Creek Road that provided anglers access to the Beaver Creek Fly Fishing Only/Catch and Return Area has changed ownership and anglers can no longer access the stream from this location. Anglers will have to park in the lot by the fly shop on Country Store Lane or the designated lot on Beaver Creek Church Road. The fishing area open to public remains the same. Anglers are reminded that the Beaver Creek trout fishing area is on private property and to be respectful of the landowners property and privacy while fishing. Maps are available at the Beaver Creek Fly Shop if you need more information.


Our core membership area stretches from the Washington Beltway to Hancock MD and includes western Montgomery, southern Frederick, and Washington Counties.

We also welcome members from anywhere outside this geographic area.


When you join the SVTU Chapter $15 of every new membership fee comes back to our chapter. To join, click here (you will be redirected to National TU).

What we do

SVTU supports the national vision in
the following ways:

  • Our chapter helps both financially and with volunteer hours to assist with restoration activities on Beaver Creek in Washington County
  • Our volunteers help with maintenance activities on Little Seneca Creek in Montgomery County, southern Catoctin brook trout streams in Frederick County and maintenance of warmwater streams like Great Seneca Creek and areas of the Potomac River
  • Youth fly-tying and fishing education events, adult fly tying, and assistance to Project Healing Waters events with our partner organizations
  • Social events and our annual BBQ for members and guests



Charles August who received the “Citizen Recognition Award” from the Mid-Atlantic Council of Trout Unlimited.

The “Adaptive Caster

This will be a series of articles written by Dave Cleaves a FFF-certified fly-casting instructor. Read about: 

Small Streams

Weighty Adjustments

Casting with a Purpose

Tips and Techniques, Teaching Fly Casting


President: Noel Gollehon
Vice President: Warren Junium
Secretary: Dave Cleaves
Treasurer: Dale Thatcher

Board members

C. August, L. Gollehon,
J. Higgins, J. Lachin,
T. Vegella, N. Wallace

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