TAPS Togethers: National Park Fishing Days

add to outlook calendar add to gmail calendar October 29, 2022, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Eastern
Tidal Basin, Washington, D.C.
Registration Close Date: October 28, 2022

Join Us for the Halloween Fly Fishing & Costume Contest on the National Mall

Health Guidelines: TAPS will make every effort to ensure safe and healthy gatherings. We will continue to monitor COVID variants and may require testing onsite and/or other protocols based on local regulations and CDC guidance. At this time, we do not require proof of full vaccination and masks are optional. Should we have to make any changes you will be notified right away.

Survivors ages 10 and up are invited to join us for a special Halloween weekend event at the Tidal Basin at the National Mall and Memorial Parks from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a TAPS Togethers: National Park Fishing Day!

Fly Fishing Georgia

Tidal basin

In partnership with the National Park Trust and Trout Unlimited, TAPS has prepared for you a unique opportunity to share time in the great outdoors with your fellow survivors through fly fishing! Every participant will be provided with a rod and reel to take home and will have the opportunity to learn from our friends at Trout Unlimited the basics of fly fishing!

All ages 10 and up and accessibility levels are welcome to attend, but preference will be given to youth and Military Mentors. Lunch, snacks and water will be provided, as well as all fishing equipment.

Qualified, volunteer guides at Trout Unlimited will provide their expertise in fishing education and support our physical safety in a variety of outdoor spaces. For more information, visit the National Park Trust or Trout Unlimited.

If you are interested in attending this event or you have any questions, please contact Rachel Hunsell at expeditions@taps.org or call 800-959-TAPS (8277).


Event Facilitator

Rachel Hunsell


Rachel Hunsell, Program Manager for Outdoor Engagement

Rachel develops, implements and supports programming in the outdoors across the TAPS network, including our backcountry Expeditions. Rachel connects survivors with the healing power of the outdoors and encourages participants to reconnect with their inner strength by creating emotionally safe and understanding environments. As a survivor honoring the life and death of her brother, Marine Lance Cpl J. Kyle Price, she understands the valleys and mountaintops we experience along the journey after loss.