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From the GSMNP website:
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You must possess a valid fishing license or permit from either Tennessee or North Carolina. Either state license is valid throughout the park and no trout stamp is required. (emphasis mine)
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Tennessee License Requirements: Residents and nonresidents age 13 and older must have a valid license....
North Carolina License Requirements: Residents and nonresidents age 16 and older need a license....

The way I read the first quote combined with the second, anyone under 16 does not need a license since they could fall under NC rules even if they were fishing the TN side of the park. Yet then they say
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Persons under 16 in North Carolina and under 13 in Tennessee are entitled to the adult daily bag and possession limits and are subject to all other regulations.

Our troop will be on the TN side so is it really 13 or is <16 OK, too? Thank you!
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PostIcon Posted on: Feb. 26 2013, 3:44 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

where are you guys from?

NC or TN?


I'd say whatever state yer from would determine it.....

As in, i've a resident of TN so i would get a TN license and TN regulations would apply....

no need, if i'm fishing in the park, to get a visitor NC license, but if i did, then i would think NC regulations would apply......


or, if yer not from TN or NC and get a visitor license, the regulations would apply for whatever state you got the visitor license from.......

that's my thought..........

when in doubt, call the BC office.....
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We're from IN. What's not clear is if any of our youth will even need a license. I'll try to contact the BC office.
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i'd say that you would fit under the TN regulations of things seeing as y'all will be on the TN side....

being that kids under 13 wouldnt need a license......

now, they may make an adult get a license to supervise the kids though....

not sure about that..........
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You can use either a NC or Tenn license on either side of park.  I live in SC and always use NC license on either side.  Not sure if an adult has to have a license.  Call Little River Outfitters in Townsend Tenn and they can probably answer any questions.  Really nice folks there.
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If you don't mind, share what the BC office tells you. My guess would be they would take whatever is most beneficial to you (so under 16 wouldn't need a license).
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After Fri., it probably won't matter  ;)
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The person I spoke with said non-residents under 16 are good to go and a supervising adult does not need a license.

He also had no idea how March 1 would affect him or the park. He said it wasn't a topic of discussion - they're just prepping for the spring break crowd.
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