VFTU 2023 Fly Fishing School

Sunday May 21, 2023. A full day of comprehensive fly fishing instruction including fly casting, fly fishing techniques, entomology, knots, and fly fishing for trout with our members (PA license & trout stamp required). Continental breakfast and lunch are provided. CCWA-Paradise Farm Camps 1300 Valley Creek Road Downingtown, PA 19335 Registration is required. Click Here … Read More

Fly Fishing Film Tour

The Fly Fishing Film Tour is returning once again to the Colonial Theater in Phoenixville on Thursday, May 11 starting at 7:00 pm. This event usually sells out, so get your tickets here. We are using this event as our May Membership Meeting, and we hope to see you there. The Film Tour shares revenue … Read More

Salt is Killing Valley Creek

Salt (sodium chloride, NaCl) used in winter de-icing is dramatically increasing the salinity of Valley Creek and many other streams in Chester County. “Salt is of concern as an emerging fresh water contaminant.” according to John Jackson, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, at the Stroud Water Research Center. Click Here for More Information

Bishop Tube

Sign the petition urging corporations to take responsibility for the open space preservation and clean-up of the toxic Bishop Tube site Stand with residents and urge Johnson Matthey Inc. and Whittaker Corporation to take responsibility for the toxic cleanup and protection of nature that the law and morality dictate. Set back from easy access or view, next to … Read More

VFTU’s Online Store is Now Open!

Donate to VFTU and get hats, shirts, sweatshirts and more at the same time. VFTU receives 30%  of your purchases. All items feature our logo. Go to https://store.travelchamps.com/vftu/shop/home  to see what we’ve got.                                                         

Brook Trout Egg Planting Successful!

Last October, VFTU volunteers planted vibert boxes with brook trout eggs in small spring runs in the Exton and Yellow Springs areas. Although no brookies were found at the Yellow Springs sight, the Exton site had proved to be successful when it was surveyed in February.

Fish Kill on Valley Creek

On Friday, January 14, 2022 shortly before 8:00 a.m. there was an explosive water main break under the roadway of Route 401 in the vicinity of the rear driveway to Great Valley High School, between Route 202 and Phoenixville Pike.   The repair excavation extended across both west bound lanes causing the road to be closed … Read More