Townsend Troutfest

April 28, 2012 By: Benjamin Clary

The Little River Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host its annual “Troutfest” on May 19 & 20, 2012.  The event is unique in that all of the proceeds will go towards the Great Smoky Mountain National Park Fisheries Department, making it the only event to solely benefit a national park, according to organizers.  Along with supporting a good cause, the event list for the festival is quite impressive, featuring legends Bob Clouser and Lefty Kreh.  Also giving a presentation is Jason Borger, who was a casting advisor for “A River Runs Through It,” to commemorate the twenty year anniversary of that film.

Admission to the Exposition will be free.  A banquet and auction will be held Friday May 18 at 6pm.  Tickets for that event are $50.