Western North Carolina Fishing Information

Crab Creek Catfish Farm, 441 Crab Creek Rd., no permit required, closed Mon. & Tues., Hendersonville, NC 828-692-0023

Dupont State Recreational Forest, permit required,  828-877-6527 http://www.dupontforest.com

Davidson River Recreational Area – Pisgah National Forest, permit required, 828-862-5960, 1-877-444-6777

French Broad River, http://riverlink.org/experience/french-broad-paddle-trail

Lake Julian , daily permit required, Skyland, NC – 828-684-0376 http://www.buncombecounty.org

Lake Lure, permit required, Town of Lake Lure, NC – 828-625-9983 http://www.townoflakelure.com

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 https://www.southernappalachiananglers.com

Fishing License 
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 

Ace Hardware
911 Greenville Hwy.
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 697-2237

Five Points Grocery
26 Stepp Miil Rd
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 685-7456

250 Highlands Square Dr
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 696-8285