Children under 16 years of age do not require a North Carolina fishing license but must be accompanied by a licensed adult or possess the license of a parent or guardian. License can be obtained by calling 888-2HUNTFISH or at various local retail outlets. (License not required at privately owned trout ponds/farms where admission is charged) http://www.ncwildlife.org
Henderson County NC Hunting & Fishing License Outlets
911 Greenville Hwy., Hendersonville, NC 28792
Five Points Grocery
26 Stepp Miil Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792
250 Highlands Square Dr, Hendersonville, NC 28792
Where to Fish
Buncombe County River Parks – services 7 river parks located throughout the Asheville area.
Crab Creek Catfish Farm, 441 Crab Creek Rd., no permit required, closed Mon. & Tues., Hendersonville, NC (828) 692-0023
Danny’s Fish-n-Camp, 527 Kerr Rd., offering 2 different ponds with 2 different species of fish, fresh water Rainbow Trout and Catfish; Hendersonville, NC (828) 329-0126
Dupont State Recreational Forest, permit required, 828-877-6527
Davidson River Recreational Area – Pisgah National Forest, permit required, 828-862-5960, 1-877-444-6777
Henderson County Parks & Recreation – Henderson County has 2 river parks located throughout the Hendersonville area.
Blantyre River Park, The river-access park, is managed by the NC Wild Life Resource Commission and offers parking and a canoe port into the French Broad River
Westfeldt River Park – The Park includes river access, canoe/small boat launch ramp, picnic area, access road, parking and an open field area.
Lake Julian , daily permit required, Skyland, NC – (828) 684-0376
Lake Lure, permit required, Town of Lake Lure, NC – (828) 625-9983
North Mills River Recreational Area / Pisgah National Forest, permit required, 877-444-6777, 828-890-3284
Sorrell’s Creek Trout Farm , 443 Sorrell’s Creek Road, Canton, NC 28716, (828) 648-9903
Southern Appalachian Anglers LLC, offers a full-service, guided waded fly fishing and float trips in Asheville; (828) 691-1506