Each year, over 4000 folks who love fly fishing and coldwater stream preservation head to the shores of the Guadalupe River for Troutfest Texas! The largest show of its kind in the Lone Star State, Troutfest will happen at the Lazy L&L Campground in New Braunfels, Texas, in 2024 and will feature everything from fly casting lessons, to presentations from local guides and outfitters, to movie night and a live auction! There will even be presentations from local artists and rod builders, as well as events for the kids and great food and beer, so bring the whole family! We hope to see you between Friday February 16th and Sunday February 18th in 2024 for Troutfest Texas.
Put on by the Guadalupe River chapter of Trout Unlimited, Troutfest Texas is for those who love all things fly fishing and see the importance in protecting the cold water fisheries that house our state’s trout. Troutfest is perfect for anglers of all skill levels, as it includes fly casting lessons for both beginners and experts, and features presentations from vendors, guides and outfitters on all kinds of gear and guided fishing trips. There’s even on-water boat demonstrations for anglers that are looking to transition into the float-fishing world, and presentations from local artists and rod builders that highlight the artistic nature of the sport of fly fishing. Troutfest is also perfect for the whole family, as there is a movie night, events for the kids and a lot of great food and beer; there’s something that everyone can enjoy! Additionally, Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited will be educating curious anglers on current projects in place to protect the health of Texas’s cold water fisheries, and giving insight into how concerned anglers can protect our valuable wild resources. The event will also serve as a fundraiser, so even by just attending Troutfest, you’re supporting GRTU’s work to preserve our beautiful rivers, streams and lakes for many generations of anglers to come!
Troutfest Texas will take place at the Lazy L&L Campgrounds in New Braunfels, TX, over three days, Friday to Sunday, on the weekend of February 16th, 2024. It will kick off on Friday the 16th with a banquet from 5:30 to 10:00 pm, and continue all day Saturday with an exposition with all our presenters, vendors and industry professionals from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. After that, there will be a movie night from 5:30 to 10:00 pm. On Sunday, there will be a Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited Chapter Meeting from 8:00 to 9:45 am, which will be immediately followed by the second day of the exposition from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Throughout the event, food and beverages will be served from some of the best local restaurants and breweries! Our schedule of presenters and map of vendors and industry professionals is not yet published, but check back soon! We can’t wait to share our love of fly fishing and our efforts to preserve our beautiful coldwater fisheries with you in the spring of 2024!