Maps displaying publicly accessible trout fishing opportunities in western North Carolina.
Use the Public Mountain Trout Waters Search to locate a great new place to fish for trout in the mountains of North Carolina or learn more about the rules and regulations of trout fishing.
This search can help you locate Public Mountain Trout Waters and show you which regulatory classifications apply. You can open a map and zoom to the selected water once you have made a list of locations or save your list as a PDF document to read when you are on the go.
Find detailed information about N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s stockings of brook, brown, and rainbow trout.
Three trout species call North Carolina’s mountain waters home. Click on the fish icons below to find out more about each species.
For more information view the Whirling Disease web page.
This section provides information from the North Carolina Inland Fishing, Hunting and Trapping Regulations Digest regarding fishing in Public Mountain Trout Waters.
A guiding document for trout management in North Carolina.
A study on the economic impacts of trout fishing opportunities provided and managed by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.
Trout fishing partnership opportunities for communities in western North Carolina with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.
This section provides information on the Mountain Heritage Trout Waters Program, including locations and license information.
Information for anglers and landowners regarding Public Mountain Trout Waters on private lands.
Learn more about aquatic nuisance species and how to prevent their spread through basic gear care procedures.