The Transylvania Times -

By Park Baker
Staff Writer 

State Officials Note Changes In Trout Population - Brevard NC


November 23, 2017

The trout fishing experience in the Davidson River has been on a steady decline in the last couple of decades, according to representatives from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWCR) and local anglers.

Some local anglers say that the fishing was at its best in the mid-1980s.

This is partly due to new management practices at the Pisgah fish hatchery, beginning a few years ago. Before then, researchers estimate 500-600 fish were escaping the raceways per week, and the river was being fed, as well.

Large quantities of fish feed were released into the river on a regular basis, whi...

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