No Trout Stockings for Linville River This Season

  • 27 March 2011
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RALEIGH, N.C. (March 28, 2011) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will not stock the hatchery-supported section of the Linville River with trout this season, due to continuing work by Duke Energy to repair the dams on Lake James in Burke County.

Commission biologists will resume stocking the section starting March 2012.

Until stockings resume in the Linville River, anglers can visit other hatchery-supported trout waters nearby. These include Henry River in Burke County, Wilson Creek and Yadkin River in Happy Valley in Caldwell County, Rocky Broad River in Rutherford County, and Wildcat Lake in Banner Elk, in Avery County.

Anglers who want to fish other hatchery-supported waters in all 26 western North Carolina counties can download and print color-coded trout maps from the Commission’s website. The North Carolina Trout Fishing Maps book can be purchased from the N.C. Wild Store for $12.

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