State Legislature Supports Jackson County as Premier Trout Fishing Destination
January 7, 2016
Chattanooga Times Free Press Goes on the Trail for Trout
April 12, 2012
(from the April 12, 2012, edition of Chattanooga Times Free Press)
SYLVA, N.C. — Taking a cue from the world of golf is paying off for anglers as well as the tourism industry in North Carolina's Jackson County.
About a three-hour drive from Chattanooga, the county is known for good trout fishing almost year-round.
Seeking to expand their visibility, county business leaders began looking for an angle to promote their streams to anglers outside the area. Using the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama as their model and working with local fishermen and guides, the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail was created in 2009 ...