Fishing the Upper Nantahala River Delayed Harvest Section 

If you are fishing anywhere in North Carolina other than any tribal enterprise water, you must have in your possession  a valid North Carolina, fishing license and if trout fishing an additional Trout Stamp.  Most usually your local fly shop or Wal Mart store in North Carolina can issue a resident or non-resident NC fishing license.  You can also apply on line at:

If you plan on fishing on any Cherokee tribal enterprise waters you must have in your possession a daily fishing permit.  The 2 1/2 mile stretch of trophy waters (fly fishing only/catch and release only) in Cherokee requires an addtional 3-day or annual rod permit.

Western NC Fly Fishing Guides offer you information on how to get your NC Fishing License.

If you are fishing, trout fishing or other, in the state of North Carolina, you must have a North Carolina fishing license; except on the waters of the Cherokee Enterprise which requires a license pertaining to their water.  You can purchase NC Fishing license at a fly fishing or general tackle store, sporting goods stores and even Wal Mart.  Cherokee fishing licenses can be purchased in Cherokee at several different sources.  Just ask when you get there.  Both licenses can be purchased on the internet.  Just click on the relative website link below.
If you have any questions or want to book a trip just call Tom: (828) 342 - 6480 or

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