Membership Meeting: Monday, Oct. 13, 7:00-8:30 PM, Duck Club, Irvine, CA Speaker: Bill Bolling, Friends of the L.A. River

You may have been reading about in the news lately regarding the planned restoration of the L.A. River for various recreational purposes. We are excited to present Bill Bolling, Special Events Manager of the Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR) who will fill us in on some of the recent developments. As you may know, the LA River is considering kind of a secret fishery of some large carp and largemouth bass. While Bill may not give away all thos e secret spots, he will be discussing the group’s approach to collaborating with the city and other partners to expand the recreational opportunitities there.

Please join us for a fun and informative evening. Bring a friend. Light refreshments will be served.A map to the Duck Club is listed under downloads on this site.

‘”The Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause or activities of
organizations which use the District’s facilities. The facilities are made available as a public service.”

Bob B. giving some angling tips to the next generation.

Bob B. giving some angling tips to the next generation.

Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve tour; Sat. Oct. 11, 9:00 AM

The South Coast Chapter will be hosting a walking tour of a local biological jewel; the Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve.It has limited access to undeveloped lands around the upper Santa Margarita River. ( sorry, no fishing!) and is a working lab for several nearby colleges. Here is  an invite by our chapter president, Bob Blankenship;

Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve – Trip Information

Thanks for your interest in our field trip to the Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve. The reserve is owned by San Diego State University and is closed to the public. TU member Scott Hanson has been able to coordinate a day of access for us on Saturday, October 11, 2014, starting at 9 a.m. From the 15 freeway, exit at Temecula Parkway. We’ll meet at the Park and Ride that is located at the southwest corner of the 15 and Temecula Parkway; there’s an AM/PM there for last minute eats and drinks. Some things to be aware of:

The SMER is rugged but we’ll have limited vehicle access to the upper gorge for those who don’t want to do strenuous hiking. We’ll also be able to access the upper plateau by vehicle. Bring binoculars if you have them to view the gorge from up top.

We will need to sign a release before we access the SMER, and it is full of all the standard disclaimers. I would add that snake gaiters are advisable for all hiking adventures. I got mine from the big online outfitter and you can go from cheap to expensive.We will be returning back around noon.

Bring all the standard hiking stuff too: Hat, water, sunblock, sunglasses, trail mix, camera, etc. We will have access to some of the roads within the Reserve, but this is our first visit and I’m not entirely sure what to expect. Let’s plan for the worst and hope for the best…..

Bob Blankenship–South Coast Chapter, TU–President

 

Board Meeting, 7:00 PM Duck Club, Irvine, CA, September 8, 2014

The South Coast Chapter will be meeting at the Duck Club on September 8, 7:00 PM on its usual second Monday night monthly schedule. The board will be discussing a planning calendar for 2014. In addition, a short presentation on the new TU web site will be shown.

All members welcome, bring a friend.

For a map to the Duck Club, please click on the Downloads tab.

 

‘”The Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause or activities of
organizations which use the District’s facilities. The facilities are made available as a public service.”

Membership Meeting & Speaker; Monday, Apr.14,2014 Duck Club, 7:00PM

The South Coast Chapter will be hosting a membership meeting on Monday, Apr.14 from 6PM to 8:30PM at the Duck Club.We will kick it off with a free burgers and brats supper at 6 and presentation will start at 7:00PM.

This month we are proud to have Ms. Mary Larson, Senior Biologist and FRGP Grant Manager for the southern section of California Department of Fish and Wildlife speak to us about southern Ca fisheries, with an emphasis on southern steelhead recovery. Ms. Larson has been a huge resource and experienced mentor for our chapter over the years and will offer some interesting information about present & future recovery efforts in the region.

Please come join us for a fun and interesting evening. Bring a friend.

Please RSVP for food to: Bob@HREM cleanup.com.

We all live downstream….Downstream

Earth Day-Panhe; San Mateo State Park, San Clemente, CA, Sunday March 30th, 10AM-4PM

The South Coast Chapter will be participating in its 8th year at the Earth Day-Panhe celebration at the San Mateo State Park campground in San Clemente. This is truly a community-based event, with an increasing attendance each year. (last year there were about 2,000 visitors) Come join us for native dances, exhibits and local conservation exhibits & information. A free 5 minute shuttle from nearby Concordia School will save you weekend parking fees as well as fossil fuel.See the attached flyer for details.

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Board Meeting, 7:00 PM Duck Club, Irvine, CA, Feb.10,2013

The South Coast Chapter will be meeting at the Duck Club on Feb.10, 7:00 PM on its usual second Monday night monthly schedule. The board will be discussing a planning calendar for 2014. In addition, a short presentation on the new TU web site will be shown.

All members welcome, bring a friend.

For a map to the Duck Club, please click on the Downloads tab.

 

‘”The Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause or activities of
organizations which use the District’s facilities. The facilities are made available as a public service.”

Flyby Fundraiser; Long Beach Casting Club, Sat. Feb.8, 2014, 9AM-3PM

We will be collaborating with the Southwest Council of the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF) at the Long Beach Casting Club, 4901 East 7th Street Long Beach, CA 90804 on Saturday, Feb. 8th from 9AM-3PM. This is a fundraiser for the FFF and the South Coast Chapter will be there showing its support.

Come join us not only to pick up some great deals on new and used FF equipment but also to drop by our booth to learn more about our conservation projects and outreach efforts for southern steelhead.

For more info, please follow this link: http://southwestcouncilfff.org/component/content/article/57-council/council-events/78-fly-buy-2014

We all live downstream   Downstream

“The Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause or activities of
organizations which use the District’s facilities. The facilities are made available as a public service.”

Board Meeting, January 13,2014, 7:00 PM, Duck Club

The South Coast Chapter will be meeting at the Duck Club on Jan. 13, 7:00 PM on its usual second Monday night monthly schedule. The board will be discussing a planning calendar for 2014. In addition, a short presentation on the new TU web site will be shown.

All members welcome, bring a friend.

‘”The Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause or activities of
organizations which use the District’s facilities. The facilities are made available as a public service.”

Membership Meeting, Monday Oct.14th, 7:00PM, Duck Club, Irvine CA “In Our Neck of the Woods”

The South Coast chapter is excited to host a membership meeting featuring Jessica Strickland, TU’s new California Field Coordinator. She will speak on a topic “In Our Neck of the Woods”, discussing about what is happening with the National Forest Plan Revision currently under way in the Sierra, Sequoia and Inyo National Forests, as well as TU’s collaborative involvement with an initiative to gain special designations foe the San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountains.

Jessica is part of a cadre of staff across the country with TU’s Sportsmen’s Conservation Project (SCP) that educates, organizes and promotes grassroots level action among anglers and hunters to better protect and manage our public lands.

Please join us for a fun and informative evening. Please bring a friend, too. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Dan Young; ddceyoung@dlsextreme.com.

A map to the Duck Club can be found under “Downloads’ on this website.

We look forward to seeing you.

Surf Flyfishing 101, Monday, Sept.9,2013, 7-8:30 PM, His N Hers Fly Shop, 1566 Newport Blvd. Costa Mesa

Hot enough for you? But, still want to go fishing somewhere, anywhere cooler that doesn’t take a lot of windshield time & gas?

The South Coast Chapter is going off-site this month to His N Hers Flyshop in Costa Mesa. Frank Selby, surf fishing guru and owner, will take us through the basics of surf-zone fishing in the greater Orange and LA County area. He will touch on what kind of gear & flies to use plus sharing his favorite spots.

Please join us for a fun and informative evening and bring a friend. Surf fishing is a great way to beat the heat as well as satisfy your fishing jones. Light refreshments will be served.

For a map to the shop, please visit their website: hishersflyfishing.com.

Frank Selby

Frank Selby