Delayed-Harvest Trout Stocking
Delayed Harvest Trout waters are in important component of the angler engagement program in western North Carolina. These waters give beginning and experienced anglers alike an excellent chance of catching a few trout. They’re particularly nice for those with limited time or mobility because many of the stocked streams are within a short drive from home and are easily accessible.
In March, April, May, October and November each year, the NCWRC stocks the Green River close to Saluda, the East Fork of the French Broad just east of Rosman, and the Little River in DuPont State Forest between Brevard and Hendersonville – among many other waters across the state. The first Saturday of June the waters open to the harvesting of trout, and the odds of catching fish on them drop off sharply through the summer months.
Effective August 2018, the Pisgah Chapter TU ended its participation in the stocking efforts. This does not mean we are opposed to the program, but we have chosen to focus our chapter resources and energies on conservation and restoration efforts. Some members of the chapter (and the local French Broad Fly Fisher’s Club) still gather informally to help the NCWRC with these efforts. More information about that can be found on our calendar.