Lease Access Program (LAP)

The GRTU Lease Access Program (LAP) allows member to access the river at approximately 14 private locations. Below is a summary of the LAP.

Lease Access Program

GRTU Lease Access Program (LAP)

  • 1,000 Memberships – cost is $180 EACH
  • LAP Cost to include GRTU processing and shipping fees
  • Online Membership Signup Process
  • If you are already a TU Member – Have Your TU ID Number Ready
  • Orientation to be conducted through Zoom with three opportunities in September – You must attend the entire Zoom session to receive credit.
  • Guest Pass for Purchase $15 EACH – maximum 6 Guest Passes per year
  • Youth Pass for Purchase age 17 and under –  $15 each must fish with an adult LAP member
  • Access to the GRTU Member Website
  • Private LAP Forum Access
  • Digital Map with Lease Information & Clickable Google Map Links
  • Printable Map
  • Low Profile Membership Badge

New 2022-2023 LAP Program Process

    1. Anyone interested in being eligible to participate in the 2022-2023 LAP program MUST have a valid TU membership good thru October 2023 BEFORE the cut off date of July 31! Members are responsible for verifying their membership by visiting this link and check under membership details for their membership expiration date. Members can extend their membership from that link as well.  Each extension will add 12 months to their previous expiration date, so you can extend at anytime. NOTE: If your current expiration date is prior to October 2022, you will need to extend your membership TWICE (24 months) to have an expiration date valid thru October 2023!
    2. Members have until July 31, 2022 to have their membership extension completed and qualify to move on to the next step.
    3. August 5 – 31, 2022 ALL members who desire to be eligible to purchase a LAP permit MUST go to the GRTU webpage and verify their LAP orientation eligibility by entering their TU membership number.  If a member does not verify during this time frame, member WILL NOT get an invite to the orientation meetings and therefore will not qualify for a LAP purchase.
    4. There will be three opportunities to participate in a ZOOM orientation meeting between September 8th and September 19th.  Attending ONE of these three ZOOM meetings is REQUIRED to be eligible to purchase a LAP program pass.
    5. After completion of ONE of the Zoom orientation meetings, you will qualify to receive a link via email and/or cell phone text on the date the LAP passes go on sale the first week of October.  1,000 LAP passes will be available this year on a first come, first serve basis and the cost will be $180.  Guests passes will be available for $15 each with the purchase of a LAP pass.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact Robilyn Pettit, Membership Chair, at and she will be happy to assist.

2022-2023 LAP Program Validation
Has Concluded

Trout Unlimited (TU) National Membership

If you do not want to sign up for the LAP and only want to be a TU/GRTU member, you may go to All National TU members who reside in Texas, are automatically assigned to GRTU. The current National TU membership fee is on the application form.

GRTU Check Presentation
Trout Stocking 2013


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Our lease access program allows members access to fish the Guadalupe River at 14 private locations.


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