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2017 River Stewardship Gala

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2016 MAR 10: The annual Colorado Trout Unlimited River Stewardship Gala held at Mile High Station in Denver, CO.

The CTU River Stewardship Gala is a celebration of Colorado’s rivers and world-class fishing opportunities. The Gala is the largest conservation and fishing-oriented auction in Colorado with over 350 guests in attendance in 2016 that helped raise over $60,000 for conservation efforts throughout the state. Funds from the River Stewardship Gala go towards CTU’s work in youth education, protecting statewide instream flows and temperature, reintroducing and protecting native trout, and preserving and restoring the state’s fisheries and their watersheds.

CTU will present its 2017 River Stewardship Award to the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) in recognition of their leadership in promoting river and watershed health statewide. In the past year, the CWCB spearheaded development and initial implementation of the Colorado Water Plan, including a strong emphasis on healthy rivers, collaborative multi-purpose projects that include environmental benefits, and funding for Stream Management Plans. In addition, for more than 40 years, the CWCB has grown its instream flow program to expand streamflow protection in basins across the state. Collectively these actions are providing the state leadership to build an enhanced Colorado culture of river and watershed stewardship.

We also want to thank Denver Water for being this year’s River Champion title sponsor at the event!

Prizes will be available ranging from fishing trips, fishing gear, nights out on the town, art, and much more! There will even be great trips around the state and even a trip to fish in Argentina! This year we will be featuring an all new online bidding function that will allow people from all over to bid on our great selection of silent auction prizes! Visit to register for the online auction. The auction will go live on March 2nd!

Please email Shannon Kindle for Gala tickets and sponsorship information

Click here for table sponsorship information

For more information about the Gala please contact Shannon Kindle,

Featured Trip: Andes Drifters Weeklong Fishing in North Patagonia, Argentina

Andes Drifters AnglersThe winner and one guest will receive accommodations for 5 nights and 4 1/2 days of guided fishing on the world famous Alumine, Chimehuin, Collon Cura, and Malleo Rivers- where rainbow and brown trout can be in a range of 18 to 20 inches! This trip includes all lodging, meals, beer, wine, guided fishing, flies, license and round trip transportation to and from the local airport. Days spent fishing different rivers allows anglers of all skill levels to experience success and try different methods- A sample itenerary of your trip can be viewed here. Trip dates are subject to space availability and valid through December 2018.

Featured Trip: Wade or Float trip with Duranglers

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Enjoy a one day of guided wade or float fly fishing trip for 2 with Tom Knopick of Duranglers. The trip could be on a selection of excellent rivers including the Dolores, San Juan, Animas, Piedra, or other local stream served by Duranglers, Duranglers is the Four Corners’ area premier outfitter for all your fly fishing needs. Since 1983, Duranglers has been the region’s source for custom-guided fly fishing trips, equipment, flies, and information.

Featured Trip: Seven days of fishing The Land Down Under in Tasmania

Take a weeklong trip to The Land Down Under for some world-class fishing! This trip includes two days at Drift Water Lodges followed by 5 days at a private house for two people. During this week, the winners will have the chance to fish different venues across Tasmania. The island south of Australia offers thousands of lakes and webs of rivers that hold Tasmanian born and bred trout that will make any journey a unique and unforgettable one. Along with fishing, you’ll be treated to seven days of local flavors and adventures. Season availability is December (2017) and January, February (2018). The trip does not include airfare and will be available during the Live Auction at the Gala