By resolution in 2005 of the Georgia Legislature, Fannin County was named the “Trout Capital of Georgia.” And it is fitting that a festival focused on trout fishing would be hosted here in Blue Ridge. Join Old Toccoa Farm, and an ever increasing crowd of fishing and outdoor enthusiasts at the 3rd Annual Blue Ridge Troutfest – April 27th, 2019 in downtown Blue Ridge. The event gathers fishermen, river sports enthusiasts, and allied outdoor recreation fans and their families to Blue Ridge for fun, education, food, entertainment and services while increasing the public’s knowledge of trout and the conservation ethos associated with Trout Unlimited. The Festival celebrates trout fishing in the Toccoa River — as close as the city limits of Blue Ridge — and beyond. According to Georgia Outdoor News, trout fishermen throughout the Southeast recognize the Toccoa River — both above Lake Blue Ridge and in the tailwater downstream from Blue Ridge Dam — as serious trout water. For almost 50 miles, the Toccoa River flows north through Fannin County originating in the backwoods of the Chattahoochee National Forest, collecting many high-elevation creeks and streams that support wild populations of rainbow and brown trout, as well as the indigenous brook trout, locally supported by conservation programs of Blue Ridge Mountain Trout Unlimited Chapter 696. Look for the Old Toccoa Farm booth and enter to win some great fishing prizes!
Saturday April 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. $5.00 admission fee (children under 12 years old FREE & leashed dogs welcome)