Western Maryland Spring 2017 Trip Scheduled for April 18 to 26

This spring's popular western Maryland Trip will run for eight nights from Tuesday, April 18, to Wednesday, April 26. Western Maryland has four great rivers and terrific brook trout streams.

Chapter member Bob Parker and his wife Nancy are graciously making their place on Deep Creek Lake available for the trip again, as they have since fall 2010. Accommodations are upscale--seven bedrooms with king and queen sized beds, six and one-half baths, and a hot tub right on Deep Creek Lake. Check it out at http://rentals.deepcreek.com/rental/alpine-dreaming

Bob Bidwell coordinates this trip. Please contact Bob at bobbidwell@yahoo.com or 703 471-9287 before mailing in a check to make sure that space is available the nights you want to stay.

Also, if you have not been on the trip before, please call Bob before mailing any forms or check. He can tell you about the trip, and then you can decide if it’s appropriate for you and something that you want to do.


• Great company.
• Pairing up for fishing.
• Sharing info about where to fish and what to use.
• Lodging, including full kitchen and washer and dryer. Linens, towels, TP, coffee in the morning.


• Food.
• Bath or laundry soap.
• Fishing supplies.
• Transportation from NOVA.
• TP on stream.
• Guide service. (The chapter representative and other participants will do their best to help you learn the area’s streams and pair you with suitable fishing companions. However, they’ve come to fish, too, and no guide service is provided. If you want a guide, there are outfitters in the area.)

The price is $40 per person per night, minimum two night stay, payment in advance. Please make your reservations as soon as possible to assure yourself a space and to help us with planning. To reserve a spot, you'll need to mail in a check, trip form, and liability waiver as follows:

1) Make your check out to "NVATU".

2) Complete the attached Western Maryland Trip Form. (The event is "Western Maryland trip"; the dates are your arrival and departure dates; trip leader is "Bidwell"; and location is "McHenry MD".)

3) Sign and date a copy of the chapter’s required Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement, which follows the trip form.

4) Mail all items to:
    Bob Bidwell
    11002 Ring Road
    Reston, VA 20190-3914