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Wildlife Commission To Close Hatchery Waters


Last updated 2/25/2019 at 4:11pm

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will close about 1,000 miles of hatchery supported trout waters to fishing one-half hour after sunset on Feb. 28 and reopen them at 7 a.m. on April 6.

While fishing is closed, Commission personnel will stock all hatchery supported trout waters in preparation for opening day.

Staff stocks hatchery supported trout waters, which are marked by green-and-white signs, at frequent intervals in the spring and early summer every year.

This year, commission personnel will stock about 930,000 trout — 96 percent of which average 10 inches in length, with...

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