The City of Gadsden Parks and Recreation Department, along with partners from the Rainbow City Fly Fishing Club, Greater Gadsden Area Tourism, and State Representative B. Craig Lipscomb have worked to make trout fishing available in Black Creek at Noccalula Falls Park. The goal is to give anglers a beautiful scenic setting to fish for Rainbow Trout in North Alabama. This group works each year to make improvements on the project, and give a better experience each year. Your feedback is greatly appreciated each season.
A State of Alabama fishing license and a special trout permit from the City of Gadsden is needed to fish for trout in Black Creek (within the park boundary).
To fish for Trout on Black Creek within the confines of city-owned Noccalula Falls Park, you must purchase and possess on your person while fishing, a Trout Permit from the City of Gadsden Parks and Recreation Department.
A State of Alabama fishing license is required as well while fishing for any species of fish on Black Creek and must be provided to purchase a Trout Permit from the City of Gadsden Parks and Recreation Department.
State of Alabama fishing licenses may be purchased online or locally at Academy Sports and Outdoors and at the Coosa Landing Bait Shop.
Trout Permits can be purchased at the Noccalula Falls Campground office. They are two permits $10 for a day pass and a seasonal permit (Valid 10/15/22 – 06/30/23) is $35. You may now purchase permits online as well.