Surry County NC Trout Streams

Surry County NC Trout Streams


  • Use barbless hooks. If you use a net, use one made of rubber. It is less harmful to fish scales, gills and eyes. Only net your fish if it is the only way to control it.
  • Wet your hands when handling fish. Dry hands and gloves will remove its protective mucous (slime) coating and scales. These protective layers help prevent infection by waterborne disease. Do not beach a fish or let it flop around the deck of the boat.
  • Try not to remove the fish from the water. If you must, be quick and gentle, do not squeeze the fish. Needle nose pliers, hemostats, de-hookers etc., will speed up the removal of a deep set hook.
  • To revive the fish, hold it under the belly and by the tail, keep it in an upright position underwater, do not move the fish back and forth (this is also a good time to get a measurement and take a photo). If you are fishing in a river or stream, hold the fish facing the current. Be patient and give the fish as much time as it needs to recover and swim away on its own.

36.5046, -80.6006 Ararat River (S.R. 1727 bridge downstream to the N.C. 103 bridge)

36.2536, -80.8628 Big Elkin Creek (Dam 440 yards upstream of N.C. 268 bridge to a point 265 yards downstream of N.C. 268 [marked by a sign on each bank])

36.4769, -80.6059 Lovills Creek (U.S. 52 Business bridge to Ararat River)

36.5239, -80.7665 Fisher River-Cooper Creek-VA line to NC 89 bridge

36.5220, -80.8600 Little Fisher River-VA line to NC 89 bridge

36.5419, -80.6731 Pauls Creek- VA line to 0.3 mile below SR 1625 bridge

36.4771, -80.6046 Ararat River (portion adjacent to Ararat River Greenway)

36.4024, -80.8433 Mitchell River (0.6 miles upstream of the end of SR 1333 to Kapps Mill Dam)