February 22, 2010 - New lights at Beaver Town ramp on Lake Nottely in Blairsville, Georgia
The Senior Citizen Fishing Gang is fixing to crank off another year of fishing tournaments on Lake Nottely. Everyone is invited to join in the fun starting on Thursday, April 1, 2010 at Nottely Lake 's Beaver Town ramp. Starting time is 7:00 a.m. and the draw will be at 6:50 a.m. The Blairsville group is looking to make new friends and all ages are welcome to participate.
If you haven't been to Beaver Town ramp lately, there is a nice surprise awaiting you! Five new lights have recently been installed. They light up the early morning events and make the whole area safer. Many thanks go to the sole commissioner of Union County Lamar Paris, the people at the U.S. Forest Service, and the folks at Blue Ridge Mountain Electric Membership Corporation for their involvement and help in accomplishing this goal.
From the many people who use the Beaver Town ramp and parking area, a big thank-you to everyone that helped get the lights up! Hopefully this much needed improvement will draw more attention to our county's facilities and help make Union County shine even brighter. The Senior Citizen Fishing Gang would especially like to thank Mr. Paris, "Lamar, you are greatly appreciated for all you do for Union County ."
June 8, 2006 - Front Row left to right: RL Frizell, Milo Fox
Senior Citizen Fishing Gang loves to fish on Lake Nottely
A good idea turned into fun times for young-at-heart senior citizens and disabled persons. Mr. R.L. Frizell started it all a couple of weeks ago when he decided to form an informal group of fishermen (and women).
The group meets every Thursday morning at 6:30 AM on Lake Nottely at the Beaver's Town Ramp (behind what used to be the old Johnson's Store). Boats leave promptly at 7:00 AM . Children and grandchildren are welcome to participate two times a year.
Everyone meets back at the boat ramp to show off the morning's catch and to weigh the fish at 11:00 AM . If you need to hitch a ride, Frizell says he has plenty of room on his boat. He adds, "If you want to fish but don't have a boat, we will make room for you. We're a friendly bunch of people. We really hope to make new friends so come on out and enjoy beautiful Lake Nottely ."
All senior citizens and disabled persons are invited. The group meets rain or shine as long as there's no lightening.
Frizell and wife Francis live in the Hickory Heights area of Blairsville, Georgia. They have been in Union County for thirty-one years. Frizell says, "Blairsville is a great place to call home."
Senior Classic ends sucessful fishing season
Blairsville fishermen recently celebrated a season of fellowship and fun with a Senior Classic Tournament and barbeque. The group, which has met every Thursday morning since April, considers the experience a definite success.