Fishing in Cherokee



Cherokee Indian Reservation. There are 30 mi of regularly stocked trout streams on the Cherokee Indian Reservation. To fish in tribal waters you need a tribal fishing permit, available at many reservation businesses or online. (Kids under 12 don't need a permit.) The $10 permit is valid for one day. Also, permits for longer periods are available: $17 for a two-day, $27 for a three-day, and $47 for a five-day. Creel limit is 10 per day per permit holder. A season's permit is available for $250. Fishing is permitted year-round. A North Carolina fishing license and trout stamp are not required for reservation fishing. Fisheries & Wildlife Management, 1840 Painttown Rd, Cherokee, NC, 28719. 828/497-1826.

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