NC’s Hatchery Supported Trout Waters close March 1


Hatchery Supported Waters Close March 1, reopen April 2

The NCWRC has announced approximately 1,000 miles of Hatchery Supported Trout Waters, marked by green-and-white signs, will be closed March 1 – April 2 for stocking. In 2022, 964,000 trout will be stocked at frequent intervals March through June — 96% of which will average 10 inches in length, with the other 4% exceeding 14 inches in length. Anglers can harvest a maximum of seven trout per day, with no minimum size limit, gear or bait restrictions. 

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