Delayed Harvest Stocking Program

Stocking for North Mills complete for 2015.  We will resume in March of 2016.  Stay tuned for details!

The delayed harvest program of WRC has proven to be immensely popular, and TU volunteers help make the program possible by assisting in stocking their home waters. Regulations are as follows: fishing only with single hook, artificial lures, no natural bait may be possessed and no fish may be harvested or possessed while fishing these waters between October 1 and one-half hour after sunset on June 1. These waters are closed to fishing between one-half hour after sunset on June 1 and 6:00 am on June 2. At 6:00 am on June 2 these waters open to fishing under Hatchery Supported regulations: no bait restriction, no minimum length limit and 7 trout per day creel limit. These waters are marked with black and white signs. (See NC WRC website for additional information on NC fishing regulations).

North Mills River Stocking

LOS TU volunteers assist Wildlife Resources Commission personnel with stocking the delayed harvest section of the North Mills River. Volunteers carry buckets of fish from the truck to the water, and distribute the fish in their new home. Because of our volunteers, distribution of fish is more even and widespread than would otherwise occur. Volunteers are always welcome to help stock. No prior experience is necessary. Stocking volunteers get a special bonus: knowing where the big ones are. If you have any questions feel free to contact us using the form below.

Meet at 10 AM at North Mills campground parking lot.

Directions from Asheville

Take I-26 E
Take Exit 40 for NC 280 and the airport
Turn right at the top of the ramp onto Airport Rd
Continue to follow Airport Rd
Turn right at North Mills River Road/NC-1345
Follow North Mills River Road to campground
Main parking lot will be on the left with a kiosk
You do not have to pay to park on the day of the stocking if you are a volunteer.

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