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Holston River - South Fork - Regulations

The South Fork Holston River is managed primarily for trout, and different sets of regulations are used in different sections of the river to provide anglers with a variety of opportunities.

Upper Section

The upper-river portion is an approximate 4-mile special regulation area controlled by the following regulations (this is how the sign reads):
Special Regulation Area
Only Artificial Lures with single hook may be used in these waters.

Creel Limit - 2 trout/day
Minimum size - 16 inches

Fishing must cease when creel limit is obtained.

Lower Section - (Buller Fish Cultural Station Section)

Special Regulation Area
Only Artificial Lures with single hook may be used in these waters.

Catch and Release Only
All trout must be immediately released.
No trout may be in possession at any time in these waters.

Stocked Trout Waters - (Thomas Bridge and St. Clair Bottom Sections)

Special Trout License Required Oct.-June 15th
Creel Limit - 6 trout/day
7 inch minimum size limit