Fish were stocked in the Greenbelt Lake and upstream to the Jack Green amphitheater area on December 18, 2020. With the appropriate state-issued license, anglers will be able to fish from the banks of the lake and stream throughout this area.
Sally Petre, TWRA biologist explained that rainbow trout will be stocked three times over the winter months when water temperatures are ideal for the species. The next round will take place Thursday, January 21, 2021 and the final for the winter will be on Thursday, February 11. Nine hundred fish were stocked in December.
Adding the greenbelt lake to the stocking program has been an ongoing effort for Little River Chapter Trout Unlimited. Members of the club will dedicate their volunteer efforts to their adopted area of the greenway where the fish will be stocked. According to club president Ernie Frey, 16 club members removed more than 150 pounds of litter in early December in preparation for the stocking. The club will clean up again in March after the stocking program has concluded. "We are grateful for the dedication of the Little River Chapter for their ongoing commitment to the beautification and enjoyment of one of our best natural resources," said City Manager Greg McClain. "People with hearts for service is what makes our community so special."
It is important to note that people who take advantage of this opportunity also need to take responsibility to clean up after themselves and not leave trash or hooks and lines behind. Fishing must occur from the banks since floating vessels are not allowed in the lake.
A state fishing license with a trout stamp is required for any person age 13 or older. There are many types of fishing licenses available – and can be obtained at sporting goods stores or on the TWRA website. Petre also explained, “You can also buy your license on the ‘TWRA on the go’ app which provides a convenient way to get a license on demand.” Limits on daily catch and other information is available through the TWRA website tnwildlife.org or by phone at 615-781-6500.
For licensing and other TWRA information, visit the website tnwildlife.org or phone 615-781-6500.
See the stocking calendar here.
For information about Trout Unlimited visit lrctu.org.
For city of Maryville Engineering and Public Works contact 273-3302.