Clinch River as seen from below the weir dam
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Clinch River, Norris Section 
   
Many experienced anglers consider the section of Clinch River located below the 265 ft. high Norris Dam to be one of the finest trout fisheries in the Country. 
 
A weir dam divides that section of river immediately adjacent to the City of Norris into two distinctly different fishing environments:
  • The section above the weir dam provides fishermen in boats deeper water in which to fish.
  • The section below the weir dam provides the more shallow cascading water preferred by fly fishermen in waders.
 
Regardless, there are many river access points along the Clinch River from which to embark on fishing, boating and other water sports activities.