Please visit the N.C. Interactive Fishing Access Map to find information regarding Public Mountain Trout Waters. Users can view all Public Mountain Trout Waters, search for specific waters or regulatory classifications, select counties of interest, find driving directions, and much more.
Public Mountain Trout Waters are displayed in colored lines that correspond to colors of existing signs conspicuously posted along waters. Tract boundaries and designated portions of streams are not precise, but are approximations of actual locations. Users should identify boundaries on the ground before fishing. Maps are provided as a guide to trout waters and users should refer to the current North Carolina Inland Fishing,Hunting & Trapping Regulations Digest or see the trout regulations to obtain additional information and confirm regulations in effect.
A significant amount of trout fishing opportunities in western North Carolina are located on private property. These landowners have generously allowed for public access for fishing. Please respect their property.
If you own a copy of the Trout Map Book (click on Fishing Access tab), you can view a list of updates here (pdf).