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Elk River set to get 1,000 pounds of trout

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Elk River is getting another helping of trout.

The Kanawha County Commission on Friday said it plans to stock the river with a thousand pounds of rainbow trout to attract fishermen and boost the local economy.

The stocking is scheduled to take place in a stretch of the river near Clendenin on Jan. 25, according to a news release. The fish are coming from the Indian Lake fish hatchery.

County Commissioner Ben Salango said a previous trout stocking to the river in November was a success in driving fisherman to the area.

Information on fishing licenses and regulations can be found through the state’s Division of Natural Resources.