RALEIGH, N.C. (Nov. 20, 2020) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is expanding seasonal angling opportunities by stocking surplus trout in 38 impoundments across central and western North Carolina this winter.
When fishing in these waters, anglers can harvest up to seven trout per day — with no bait restrictions and no minimum size limits. Anglers need only a basic fishing license, which can be purchased online, or by calling 1-888-2HUNTFISH (1-888-248-6834) or visiting one of more than 1,000 Wildlife Service Agents located across the state
From Nov. 30 through Dec. 22, staff will stock more than 60,000 brook, brown and rainbow trout, all of which will be 10 inches or longer. The stocking schedule is below; however, dates may change due to unforeseen weather events or other circumstances. In the event of a schedule change, please consult this document for an up-to-date schedule. Stocking schedule as of Nov. 20, 2020, listed by county, location and stocking date:
As a reminder, due to COVID-19, all anglers should practice social distancing and maintain a distance of 6 feet between themselves and others. Read more social distancing tips while enjoying the outdoors.
For more information on trout fishing in North Carolina, visit the Commission’s trout fishing page.
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