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Barren Fork River gets fresh batch of fish
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The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer. Sounds like a good time to go fishin’.
If you’re looking for a fishin’ hole just hopping with rainbow trout, look no further than Pepper Branch Park. The TWRA restocked the Barren Fork River with several hundred fish below the dam.
The restocking took place Tuesday morning as Flintville Hatchery made a trip from the Tullahoma area to Warren County with a truck filled with fish. According to TWRA officer Will Collier, several hundred fish were released at Pepper Branch Park. Charles Creek and Mountain Creek were also scheduled to be restocked Tuesday.
This is the first of three stockings for Pepper Branch Park. The other two will come in April and May.
Collier said Pepper Branch Park is always an area emphasized by TWRA because of its popularity.
“It’s centrally located and there’s very good access so people flock to it,” said Collier. “In general this is a very good area. I’ve seen people wading out in the water to go fishing and it’s a popular spot for kayaking too.”
Before you grab your fishing pole and head to the water, make sure you have your fishing license in hand. Annual licenses go on sale Feb. 18 of each year and are valid until the last day of February.