Tuesday, March 31, 2020

COVID-19 update: April activities cancelled or postponed

Yesterday, President Trump and members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force met with reporters and announced that federal guidelines such as social distancing will be extended across the country until at least April 30th.

Later, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that he is extending the state's stay-at-home order through the end of the month. He also hinted that they could remain in place into May unless the state turns the numbers on reducing the infections of coronavirus.

Needless to say, all regional fly fishing activities for April involving groups is cancelled or postponed.  The events that are postponed have been tentatively rescheduled for Fall dates.

The list of cancellations includes:
- our club meeting scheduled for April 16th
- Lafayette Kayak Fishing Club meeting
- Pack & Paddle fly tying and Fundamentals workshops
- Fly Fish Texas
- the Fly Fishers International Expo set for July (MT)

The list of postponed events includes:
- Reel Recovery retreat to White Lake
- Lake Athens Fly Fishing Festival  (TX)
- Mission 6 Fly Fishing Tournament (Pointe-aux-Chenes)
- Cenla Fly Fishing 101 (Kisatchie club, Forest Hill)

March events that were cancelled include: Sowbug Roundup (AR), Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival (TX), New Orleans City Park Big Bass Rodeo.