Two DSP Volunteer Driven Cleanups in April

April 7th – 10:00AM  Anglers : Colorado Trout Fisher organized.

Colorado Trout Fisher guide service will be hosting a river cleanup on Denver’s South Platte on April 7th, 2018. The Denver South Platte is quickly becoming recognized as one of the nation’s premier urban fly fishing destinations and therefore we’d like to do our own little part and help clean up the trash and debris along the banks of the river.

Our long-term goal is to help revitalize and restore the beauty of the Denver South Platte river for anglers, families, and the greater good of Denver because a healthy river benefits all of us. But we also realize that that is a goal which will take a lot of time and effort by our very own citizens. It is one step at a time and it begins with simple, hard work like this river cleanup effort.

There will be drinks, brats, and burgers provided and at the end of the cleanup you’ll get a chance to fish with some of Colorado’s best fly fishing guides!

Where: Crescent Park

If you plan on attending please reach out to Matty Valdez at: mattyv@theflyfisher.com or (970) 412-8677

 

April 21st – 8:00AM Families and Anglers: Greenway Foundation organized.

ECI SPRING RIVERSWEEP
PRESENTED BY THE NATURE CONSERVANCY & THE DAVITA VILLAGE ON COMCAST CARES DAY

We are excited to host our annual Spring RiverSweep! Volunteers of all ages will help Denver Parks and Recreation by picking up trash, removing weeds and other plant debris, repairing trails, painting park fixtures, and getting our parks ready for summer!

This event will happen rain or shine!

When: Saturday, April 21st, 2018

8:00 am: Volunteer Check-in and a light breakfast
               9:00 am: Projects start
12:00 pm: Volunteers return for lunch

Where: Fishback Park

The Cure for Cabin Fever – DTU Social at Diebolt Brewing. 2/13/2018 at 5:30PM

The Cure for Cabin Fever – Free Movie Night – Bring a Date – Create a Fishing Buddy – DTU Social at Diebolt Brewing. 2/13/2018 at 5:30PM

UPDATE – COSTA FILMS has chosen Denver Trout Unlimited and Diebolt Brewing for the Denver Premier of “Grand Slam Pursuit”. Three incredible woman fly anglers target tarpon, bonefish, and permit in one day. Can they do it?. Also “Through the Guides Eye.” featuring Cpt Greg Dini and four other short films including “Brown Trout in KwaZulu Natal, South African .”  Don’t expect a red carpet, paparazzi, stars, or champagne. Expect great Diebolt Beer and some fantastic fly fishing photography in places near and far that someday you’ll fish. 

UPDATE – From Denver Trout Unlimited.

Fish Spots on the DSP – River keeper Ronnie Crawford and amateur trout watcher and temperature sensor John Davenport will divulge what they know about past, present, and future fish spots on the DSP.

Hayes Lenhart will update us on the Chatfield Reallocation Environmental Pool and what it will do for the DSP.

Brandon Parsons will describe the Denver Trout Unlimited inspired solution “LUNKER PIPES.” An experimental solution to the problem of getting flood control approved habitat into the DSP.

Reid Baker will give an overview of our exciting plans for Carp Slam 2018. 

The freshest beer in Denver will be available at a cash bar with $1/draft going back to DTU for the Denver South Platte.

Diebolt Brewing Company, 3855 Mariposa St, Denver, CO 80211, USA

DTU Events you must not miss! Cast & Sip 9/8 and CarpSlam AfterParty 9/10. Get tks NOW!

Cast and Sip

City Park Pavilion – 1700 N. York St., Denver, CO 80202

Check out some of the latest fly rods and taste several terrific wines from Cakebread Cellars. Appetizers will be provided by Denver’s Solera Restaurant. Tickets at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cast-sip-wine-tasting-and-fly-casting-party-tickets-26726755445

Top of the Davita Building. 2000 16th St, Denver, CO 80202

Food, beer, live music (MTHDS !!!), wine, silent auction and awards. Each registered volunteer Pro and Slamateur will receive free admission to the evening party. Friends and family may purchase tickets at the door. Don’t miss this fantastic party with the fly fishing greats, not so greats, just starting, and wannabes.

Drop your car at an RTD light rail or A-line station P-N-R lot and head to Union Station. You can’t miss the imposing DaVita Building to West of Union Station next to the Millenium Bridge. The afterparty – Evening on the South Platte will be on the Spectacular Top Floor deck with a view of the South Platte River and the Rockies at sunset. Don’t miss it.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/carp-slam-x-after-party-tickets-26707741574

 

DTU Elections – Social Mtg 2015

Join Denver Trout Unlimited

at the Famous Skylark Lounge –

“What to do in Denver” 

Tuesday Feb 17th 2015 at 7:30PM  for

Pool – Pools – Pulls  & Polls 

Billiards, South Platte Habitat Progress, Draft Beer, Elections

 


DTU’S Annual Election and  SOCIAL NIGHT IS BACK FOR 2015

 

Join us Upstairs @ The Skylark Lounge on Tuesday, February 17 , 2015 from 7:30 pm until they kick us out. There will be plenty of fishy talk, pool and of course the bar will be open for business.  Election of Officers and expiring Board Members will take place between shots.

And as always at a DTU Social Night, there will be absolutely NO FUNDRAISING.

 

For anyone interested in the Denver Trout Unlimited Board or what we are up to on our member’s behalf, come early. Board meeting starts at 6:00 pm, and should be entertaining and productive.

Where: Upstairs at The Skylark Lounge

Address: 140 South Broadway, Denver, CO  at Maple Ave.

New Board Members up for election:

Scott Schreiber, P.E. Water Resource Engineer at Matrix Design Group  on the right of the fine dog.

Reid Baker, B.A. University of Colorado, Sales Rep – Cologix, former guide manager Freestone Outfitters above the fish.


In other news:  …MASSIVE progress on habitat reconstruction at Overland-Florida-Carsons

Carp Slam IX  Slamateur Registration to OPEN on May 1st at 10:00 AM.

Carp Slam IX  Saturday after Labor Day, September 12, 2015 

$500 entry fee for Slamateurs. Registration will open at 10:00AM on May 1st. Last year it was sold out within 3 days. DO NOT HESITATE. Be one of those elite 15 Slamateurs that share in the glory, fish with the finest most skilled professional fly fishers in the world, and compete to win the fabulous TOP prize in the aquatic habitat fund raising contest.

The practice registration site is NOW open …here.

Live registration will open May 1st at 10:00AM Mountain Time.

 

 

 


River Sweep as DTU does each year. Saturday morning, April 26th, 7:00 a.m. at Johnson-Habitat Park.

 

 

Waders in the River.

River Sweep as DTU does each year.  Saturday morning, April 26th, 7:00 a.m. at Johnson-Habitat Park.

     Come on out with your waders and help clean-up in-stream through Johnson-Habitat Park starting at 7:00AM. We’ve always been the only group to actually make contact with the Denver South Platte during these sweeps. Then wade into the ground breaking ceremony for the River Vision Implementation Plan.

Break Ground -Saturday morning, April 26th, 10:30 a.m. at Johnson-Habitat Park.

 This momentous ground breaking ceremony will begin a $24.5 Million of  environmental, recreational and water quality improvements to the South Platte River corridor in Denver. It is the first such project however that has as a key focus “restoring aquatic and riparian habitat” thanks in large part to Denver Trout Unlimited.
 This is the beginning of 14 months of work on 5 projects we helped get started that will enhance water quality and aquatic wildlife habitat. DTU’s objective is to restore aquatic and riparian habitat thus making the Denver South Platte river a recreational destination and a refuge for fish and wildlife.
Take a bow. There’s more work ahead but with River Vision Implementation Plan 2014-15 and the Carson Nature Center Project 2013 we have plenty to be proud of.
As Jeff Shoemaker , Executive Director of Greenway Foundation says, “NONE of this would be possible without the support of numerous financial stakeholders including the Gates Family Foundation, the Johnson Foundation, the Quick Foundation, and Denver Trout Unlimited.”
Be there in your waders. THIS IS IMPORTANT.

DTU member’s celebration lunch to pat each other on the back and drink some beer and whiskey following the Ground Breaking. (Cost shared via the DTU Miller Matrix.)

Original Brooklyn’s

 

 

2644 West Colfax AvenueDenver, CO 80204

 

 

 


 

 

 

DTU Social Night and Elections

Member Social Night and elections.

Feb 4th 2014 at 7:30PM

140 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
(303) 722-7844

 

DTU’S Annual Election and  SOCIAL NIGHT IS BACK FOR 2014

Join us Upstairs @ The Skylark Lounge on Tuesday, February 4 , 2014 from 7:30 pm until they kick us out. There will be plenty of fishy talk, pool and of course the bar will be open for business.  Election of Officers and expiring Board Members will take place between shots.  There will be an update on the $14 million dollar Grant /Frontier – Overland Park Project to improve the Denver South Platte Habitat.  And as always at a DTU Social Night, there will be absolutely NO FUNDRAISING.

For anyone interested in the Denver Trout Unlimited Board or what we are up to on our member’s behalf, come early. Board meeting starts at 6:00 pm, and should be entertaining and productive.

Check the About Us link to see the slate.

DTU Streamer-Screamer Social Night at the Skylark

Join Denver Trout Unlimited at the Skylark

Tuesday Oct 22 at 7:00PM  for

 Beer-Bourbon-Baker

Streamer Screamer – Monster Mashing – Trout Spooking

140 South Broadway, Denver, CO 80209

Freestone Outfitters’ guide manager Reid Baker will join us for a scintillating, halloween themed presentation, “Screaming with Streamers.” Reid has first hand experience with MONSTERS like this.

Reid Baker big fish.  All this and more :

Upstairs @ The Skylark Lounge on Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 from 7:00 pm until they kick us out. There will be plenty of fishy talk, pool,shuffleboard, and of course the bar will be open for business.  And as always at a DTU Social Night, there will be absolutely NO FUNDRAISING but if you beg we’ll give you a card on how to become a TU member or pay your dues on line.

 

Bring a friend. All are welcome. Join in, join up, or just raise an elbow.

When: Oct 22, 2013 Tuesday  7:00pm-???

Where:  140 S Broadway  Denver, CO 80209