National Park & TWRA Rules for fishing in the Smoky Mountain National Park and Tennessee Rivers & Lakes

 

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Fishing.
Fishing is permitted year-round in the Park, but a Tennessee or North Carolina fishing license is required. Fishing permits may be purchased at many locations in Townsend. Park fishing regulations are available free of charge at any visitors center or ranger station.

Tennessee Fishing License Information
Fishing the Smoky Mountain Streams

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The mission of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is to preserve, conserve, protect, and enhance the fish and wildlife of the state and their habitats for the use, benefit, and enjoyment of the citizens of Tennessee and its visitors.  The Agency will foster the safe use of the state's waters through a program of law enforcement, education, and access... Click logo for TWRA SITE >>>

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Trout
In east Tennessee the Appalachian Mountain range has approximately 625 miles of streams where trout naturally reproduce. Most of these streams are found on public lands in the Cherokee National Forest. An additional 220 miles of wild trout water can be found in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. These wild populations include brook, rainbow, and brown trout. Trout are so abundant in these waters that stocking is not needed.

Smoky Mountain Flywerks
Fishing Guide Service

 
 

 

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