Stream Guardian

Hello everyone

In an ongoing effort to try and keep our anglers aware of some of the projects we’ve been working on in the fisheries department at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, our seasonal staff worked on pulling together a fisheries newsletter, which they named the Stream Guardian.  The purpose of the newsletter is to inform folks about some of the work we’ve been focusing upon, provide links to results and reports, contact info for volunteer opportunities and also provide some general factoids and other interesting info about resources found within the park.

We hope you find it enjoyable and informative.  We hope to provide the newsletter at least bi-annually.  We welcome you sending it to whomever you would like.  Share the newsletter in your newsletter or through your club or chapter.  We would also like feedback on stories or types of articles you enjoyed, and those you don’t.  We hope to provide more in the future if people enjoy them.


Stream Guardian Link

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November / December Meeting

President’s Corner

Ernie Frey


Because of the holidays, the end of the year meeting will be
held early this month on December 7th. Social hour starts
between 5:30 and 6:00 and the meeting will start at 7:00 at
Calhoun’s in Maryville. This meeting will be a silent auction
with the proceeds going to the Chapter. So dig in your closets
in the coming week and contribute the stuff you don’t use
anymore. It doesn’t have to be fishing related. Remember to
bring cash or a check.

On a personal level, I have discovered the Clinch River. What
a fun place to fish! But when I want to get away from people, I
will still be fishing in the Park.

December is the month to put forward the board nomination
for the officers of the chapter.

Here are the folks willing to volunteer time to support the chapter’s efforts:
The board nominations for officers are:
The board for 2018 will be:

President – Ernest Frey
Vice-president – vacant
Secretary – Jim Jeswald
Treasurer – Derrick White
Richard Barnes – Volunteer Coordinator
Mike Bryant – Past President
Jake Comstock – Communications
Steve Darnell
Joseph Hatton – Webmaster and Merchandizing
Joyce Frey – Membership & Trout in the Classroom Coordinator
Dan Munger – Programs and Meeting Coordinator
Stan Starkey
Pat Tully – Trip Coordinator
Steve Young – Financial Reviewer

The Vice-president position needs to be filled by a person who will be willing to move into the president position in 2019 and will be trained during the 2018 session. I am term limited out
after 2018.

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A short message for Little River Chapter, TU members.

LRCTU Board and Officer elections will be held at the December 7 meeting at Calhoun’s in Maryville. If any members are interested in Officer or Board positions, please contact Ernie Frey at A description of the responsibilities for the Officer positions can be found in the TU Leadership Manual, Chapter 4 – Leader Position Descriptions.  The manual (Link).  Little River Chapter by-laws (Link).

Ernie Frey


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October Meeting

President’s Corner

Ernie Frey


What a great fall camping trip! The fish were biting. The fall colors
were beginning to show. Saturday’s dinner was phenomenal. The
comradery was great. It rained on Sunday morning very early but it
wasn’t raining when we packed up. Several members of the Smoky
Mountain Chapter came camping this year. There will be at least two
more trips scheduled for next year so watch for the dates and plan to
come camping.
The next LRCTU meeting will be October 26 at Calhouns. Social
hour is from 6 to 7 pm. Business meeting starts at 7pm.
Because of the end of year holidays, our last meeting of the year will
be on December 7 which is out of sync but is necessary. In addition
to a guest speaker, we will also hold a silent or regular auction of any
items you might wish to donate to the club general fund for fund
raising. It doesn’t need to be fishing related, could be something you
just want to pass on. Start thinking about what you might want to

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