Whitney WeaverStaff Writerwweaver@heartlandpublications.com
October 31, 2012
Anglers interested in getting comprehensive information on trout fishing in North Carolina now have a one-stop resource at their fingertips.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s new trout fishing webpage (ncwildlife.org/fishing/trout) provides information a trout angler needs when planning a fishing trip in the mountains.
Looking for a new stream to try? Click on the Trout Fishing Maps link at the top of the page to find maps of Public Mountain Trout Waters — including a new interactive map.
Want to know when delayed-harvest regulations go into effect or what the size and creel limits are for hatchery-supported waters? Click on the trout signs gallery icon to view information, including seasons and limits, on the seven classifications for trout streams in North Carolina.
Current trout stocking information, as well as materials discussing life history characteristics of the three trout species found in North Carolina, also can be found on the trout fishing page.
“We wanted to consolidate all the trout-related information on our website into one page so that trout anglers could find the information they needed as quickly and easily as possible,” said Jacob Rash, the coldwater research coordinator for the Wildlife Commission’s Division of Inland Fisheries.
For more information on fishing in other public, inland waters, visit the fishing page.