Lower Saluda River Coldwater Trout Regulations Public Comment

The period for public comment has ended.

Thanks to everyone who offered their feedback.

Current RegulationRainbow and Brown trout species Rainbow trout species information Brown trout species information

The current regulation is no more than five total combined, per person, per day of brook, brown or rainbow trout. Only one fish can be greater than 16 inches. No bait or tackle restrictions. Fish must be landed with head and tail intact.

Proposed Regulation

The proposed regulation would establish a special management zone for all coldwater trout. The special management zone would establish a catch-and-release-only zone between the eastbound lanes of Interstate 26 and Stacey's Ledge, an approximate 1.3-mile stretch of river.

Regulations will remain unchanged in all other waters of the Lower Saluda River.

Species Information: Rainbow, Brook, Brown trout

Lower Saluda Scenic River Map (PDF)

Map of Lower Saluda Scenic River

Previous Meetings

All meetings were scheduled from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m

Date Location Address
Tuesday, February 13 Saluda River Club Chickawa Outdoor Center
629 Chickawa Drive
Lexington, SC 29072
Thursday, February 15 Saluda Shoals Main auditorium at the Environmental Education Center
5605 Bush River Road
Columbia, SC 29212
Thursday, February 1 West Columbia Community Center 754 B Ave.,
West Columbia

Lower Saluda River Coldwater Trout Regulations Public Comment Flyer (PDF)