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North Fork Moormans River - Fishing Opportunities

The North Fork Moormans River offers excellent native brook trout fishing in its headwaters. Adult brook trout range from 7-9, with an occasional larger fish. The lower reaches of the stream still suffer from the effects of the 1995 flood and as a result native brook trout numbers are low. Additionally, a small population of wild rainbow trout resides in the lower section. The section of stream with in the Shenandoah National Park is open to angling as a catch and release fishery with single point hook artificial lures only. No bait may be in possession while fishing these waters and all trout caught must be immediately released unharmed.

Downstream of the Shenandoah National Park boundary the North Fork is managed as a put and take trout fishery till it empties into Sugar Hollow Reservoir. Anglers wishing to fish the put and take section are required to have a trout license in addition to a general fishing license. No lure or bait restrictions are in place on the stocked portion of stream. The minimum size limit is 7 and the daily creel limit is 6 fish.