Fishing In Gatlinburg

Whether you’re new to fishing or an experienced angler, Gatlinburg and the streams of the Great Smoky Mountains are great places to cast a line. Take your fly fishing vacation in the Smokies and get access to some of the finest trout fishing in Tennessee. Stop by one of our local outfitters for everything you need to enjoy your Gatlinburg fishing trip. From rods and reels to professional fishing guides, our local outfitters have just what you need to make the most of your visit, and our local experts can offer professional insights and tips for any skill level. Over 700 miles of streams in the park support fish. The park boasts over 50 native fish species, including the brook trout, whose fragile habitat is being wrested from the non-native rainbow and brown trout by active fisheries management. Low elevation, slower and warmer streams have the greatest aquatic diversity including four reintroduced federally threatened and endangered small fish: the Smoky Madtom, Yellowfin Madtom, Spotfin Chub, and Duskytail Darter.

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Gatlinburg Fishing Requirements

The City of Gatlinburg operates a trout farm in order to stock City streams with trout year-round. The City stocks the streams every Thursday, so that is the only day there is no fishing inside the City Limits. There are some rules and regulations and different license requirements which are listed below. Permits are available at City Hall, Spur Welcome Center and online at or on the TWRA On The Go App.

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Gatlinburg Trout Farm

Herbert Holt Park is the home of Gatlinburg's Trout Rearing Facility, which is Tennessee's only municipal trout farm. The facility is managed to maintain a trout fishery, specifically rainbow trout, within the city limits of Gatlinburg. Fish reared at the facility are...