Saturday, December 31, 2016

A very Special Event Cancelled

The New Years Day Chili Feed Cancelled

A severe snow storm will converge on the Holy Water at the same time as our event.  For the Travel safety of our members it is cancelled.  

Now we need to decide if a reschedule is desirable.  Save the ingredients, we may still need them.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Looks Bad!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Rogue Fish District Updates

I received a phone call from Ryan Battleson and then a followup e-mail.  The easiest way is just to forward the the whole message in original form.  Tom Collett


Good talking with you this morning.  If you could please add this link to your SOFT Blog and also coordinate to send this out to whoever manages your list serve, that would be great.   We recently started a list serve for emailing Rogue Fish District Updates to interested members of the public, guides, NGO’s, etc.  We currently have over 1100 people signed up to receive updates.  This is similar to getting email notifications regarding Cole Rivers fish counts, summer Huntley Seining project updates, etc.  I included the rest of the Holy Water committee as we had discussed this.  Get on it gentlemen if you did not receive an update yet!

Below is the first December issue:

Additionally, my program, the Salmon Trout Enhancement Program (STEP), also puts out a quarterly newsletter called “Fishworks”.  It is a joint Restoration and Enhancement Grant Program (R&E) and STEP newsletter that you can subscribe to by email.  Unfortunately, on our website I only see the winter 2014 .pdf newsletter.  More current versions have been coming out by email.  I’ve notified my statewide coordinator of this in order to get the most current versions updated to the web.

Thanks for your help,


Ryan Battleson
Assistant District Fish Biologist
Salmon Trout Enhancement Program (STEP)
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Rogue District Watershed
1495 East Gregory Rd.
Central Point, OR 97502

541-826-8774 ext 226 (Office)
541-826-8776 (Fax)

To receive the quarterly STEP and R&E newsletter by e-mail please sign up at

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

A Very Special New Year Event

New Years Day Chili Contest at the Holy Water aka Rivers Edge Park.

Event Leader:  Kieth Hardcastle  (Contact info  541-878-1471)

Bring a pot of chili, or cornbread, or other side item, and sometimes we can be tempted by sweets. 

The Details;  Two fly fishing clubs, the Southern Oregon Fly Fishers (SOFF) and the Rogue Flyfishers (RFF) will participate.

At 10:00 will be the kindling of the fire and the commencement of the entertainment.  Fish stories will most likely be rife.  Fish if you like or be a wuss and stand by the fire and tell everyone that you forgot to purchase a fishing license.

At noon, more or less, we will begin sampling the chili.  And remember, it is a contest.  Voting will determine the winner.  Last year Harry Foster lobbied very hard for his chili but lost to Tanya Haight.  This year Harry thinks he has his chance since Tanya won’t be there.  This might turn into the Harry Foster Challenge.

The chili must be of your own device and cannot be something you just dumped from a can.  You cannot move or hide the chili of another contestant.

This is a no-no!    

Saturday, December 17, 2016

RFF December Meeting Reminder


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Point Pub & Grill

311 E. Pine St.,Central Point

(Downtown Central Point on the corner of 3rd and Pine St.)

Wet Fly 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.

Dinner and meeting at 6:45 PM

Raffle to follow

Program 7:45 – 8:45

The Program will be:Our “REFLECTIONS” annual Christmas Dinner

5:45 to 9:00 PM

Please mark your calendars and plan on attending our annual “end of the year” dinner. Club members will share some of their personal stories and anecdotes and our festively decorated room will help to make your holiday. This is a wonderful festive evening of comradery and sharing. Club Members will share highlights of the past year and there will be goodies for everyone. 

Keith will announce his exciting plans for the Holy Water outing on New Years day.


Hope to see you there

Dinner Tickets $20
The dinner has changed to buffet style, but special meals for vegetarian, vegan and gluten free are still available upon request.

SPECIAL MEAL RQUESTS: Those who prefer vegetarian, vegan or gluten free, will need to notify Theresa, no later than, Tuesday afternoon (the day before) with your request by either phone (541)702-2153 or email,