Lawrence-Hughes Antique

Restoration & Furniture Repair

Over 40 years experience

Some of our specialties include:

French Polish

• Gold & Silver Gilding

• Intricate wood carving repair

 

Call for free estimates

828-297-4010 or

828-719-0569

Boone Cellular

 • Cell phone repair

iPhone, Samsung, & Android

• Cracked screen repair

• Cell phone accessories

 

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www.boonecelluar.com

828-964-1161

Next to Peabody's

Alleghany Inn

Easy to find, hard to leave!

 

Located in Sparta, just 4 miles

from the New River and 7 miles

from the Blue Ridge Parkway.

 

Click for more information

or to make a reservation

336.372.2501

Blowing Rock WoodWorks

Powered Standup Desks

In Stock NOW

109 AHO RD BLOWING ROCK

Many one of A kind pieces

Live edge Dining Tables, Desks

LOCALLY MADE 

RUSTIC AND MOUNTAIN

MODERN

Stick Boy Bread Co

345 Hardin Street

828-268-9900 

 

Come and warm up

with a hot cup of coffee,

and don't forget to grab

a pastry. 

 

See our website for

weekly and monthly

specials.

 

January Features:

Brown Butter Cookie 

Almond Tart 

French Toast Scone 

Butter Fig Croissant 

and more!!


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Spring Into Fishing and Take a Kid with You
by Kevin Hining

Latest Update: April 9, 2015


NC Wildlife Resources Commission Fishing Access Map

With the warming weather, longer days, and recent opening of N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission managed Hatchery Supported Trout Waters, there’s no better time to take a kid fishing. If you live in or near one of the 25 western counties in North Carolina, then there’s likely a great spot to go nearby.

If you are new to fishing, here are a few pointers for finding a spot to fish.

Check the Commission’s Fishing Access Map . You can search for places to fish by county, species, waterbody, etc. All of the Public Mountain Trout Waters are shown on the map as well. A useful tool if you are planning a trip with small children is to find a location with a fishing pier. Just click the “Fishing Pier” icon at the top of the map and then select a pier near you for additional information about the fishing access area. You can even get directions and buy a license by clicking the links at the top of the page. Note - youth under age 16 do not require a fishing license.

If you are specifically interested in trout fishing, another option is to check the North Carolina Inland Fishing, Hunting, and Trapping Regulation Digest. It’s available online along with information on fishing regulations, or you can obtain a copy anywhere that fishing licenses are sold. Commission managed Trout Waters are listed by county within the digest. I’d suggest locating a Hatchery Supported Trout Water that you’d like to try, and then check the Commission’s stocking information, available on the Commission Trout Fishing webpage. There are some new features this year to give trout angler’s better opportunities to plan fishing trips in advance. The Commission now posts stocking dates for the entire stocking season by week, and daily updates are provided at noon for all waters stocked that day. Information can be searched by county, by month, or both.

A third option is to contact a fisheries biologist with the Commission (my contact information is below). We are here for you and more than happy to provide fishing information. In addition to providing some tips on locations and times to go fishing, Commission staff are also aware of special youth fishing events that occur throughout the year. These events offer a fun opportunity for kids to catch a fish and become more acquainted with a great recreational past time.

Best of luck fishing to you and those you take with you,
Kevin

Kevin Hining
Fisheries Biologist
NC Wildlife Resources Commission
kevin.hining@ncwildlife.org
336-877-1087


NC Wildlife Resources Commission Trout Fishing webpage


An avid angler on the South Fork New River