License and Permits
The Tennessee Fishing license will apply to all South Holston and Watauga River trips. You will want to purchase an "All Species" permit - this is also referred to as a trout stamp. A three day or annual permit are the options. Annual permits expire February 28 of the corresponding year, regardless of the date of purchase. Click Tennessee picture to be directed to website for purchase.
Purchase a Virginia fishing license for all trips to Whitetop Laurel, South Fork of the Holston, and other streams that apply. You can either purchase a 1 day, 5 day, or annual license. The annual license will be valid 1 year from the date of purchase. There is also a "Trout Stamp" that will need to be purchased. Other stamps to consider purchasing are the "National Forest Permit" - a good portion of the prime fishing in Virginia will be within the National Forest. Click Virginia picture to be directed to website for purchase.