Hatcheries & Stocking (Public Waters)

Due to the fluid situation caused by COVID-19, some Public Mountain Trout Waters may not receive normal stockings this spring. The full stocking schedule for the season has been temporarily removed.  However, please check this page regularly to find locations of stocked waters by week. 

As a reminder, all anglers should practice social distancing and maintain a distance of 6 feet between themselves and others.

Visit the NCWRC’s COVID-19 webpage for an updated list of trout waters that have been closed by local cooperators.


NCWRC Stocking

Coldwater Stocking 


Warmwater Stocking


NCWRC Hatcheries

Warmwater Hatcheries

Coolwater Hatchery 

Coldwater Hatcheries

Stocking your Pond and Pond Management (Private Lands)


Commercial Hatcheries and Pond Management

Stocking Permit