Delayed-Harvest Stockings

In March, April, May, October and November each year, the Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited assists the NCWRC with stocking the Green River in Polk County and the Little River in DuPont State Forest.

Wear clothing that you don’t mind getting a little wet – some type of waders and wading boots are usually best – and it is best to bring along a pair of gloves. We should have enough buckets, However, if you have some 5 gallon buckets with lids, please bring them with you.

The stocking takes approximately 2 hours and those who want go to lunch together afterwards.  It’s a great chance to see the river and get some fresh air while enjoying good company and doing something to help.  You can use the chapter calendar to check the dates for the various waters we stock, or you can download this handy calendar from NCWRC.

Like to join the team?  We’d love to have you!  Please fill out this form.  You can select either or both waters.  You’re not committing yourself to be there every time, but please check the calendar at left for any date conflicts you may have.

For more information contact:  Terry Lynch (Green River) or Charles Crolley (Little River).

Green River Details (Time & Location)

Green River (October 9 & November 13)

We meet around 1030am at the Fishtop Access Point and wait for the state truck to arrive. From I26 Exit 59 for Saluda, go east away from Saluda and turn left after 1/4 mile onto Green River Cove Rd.

This is a windy road that will switch back on itself for 3 miles and drop you about 900 feet into the gorge. After going the 3 miles down into the gorge, Fishtop Access will be the first very large gravel area on your left, can’t miss it. Once the truck gets there, usually takes about two hours to stock all the fish.

Some of us go back into Saluda for lunch and some guys fish, or both. Waders, or rainsuit pants, are helpful but not necessary other than to keep water from the fish buckets from splashing on you. Gloves recommended for carrying buckets.

For questions, contact Terry Lynch ( or 513.314.1146)

Little River Details (Time & Location)

Little River (October 3 & November 3)

We’ll meet at 9:30 at the Hooker Falls lower parking lot at Dupont State Forest, come rain or shine. Wear comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate gear. Bring gloves to handle the buckets.

The hatchery truck should arrive around 10, so this will give us a half-hour to get organized and enjoy some hot coffee, donuts and muffins. Stocking should take about two hours.

For questions, contact Charles Crolley ( or 828.301.0813).

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