Western North Carolina Fishing Information

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 1-888-2HUNTFISH 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
Carolina Ace Hardware

911 Greenville Hwy., Hendersonville, NC 28792
828-697-2237

Five Points Grocery
26 Stepp Mill Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792
828-685-7456

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

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 in Hendersonville, NC | 828-329-0126

DB Bard D Outfitters, offers guided and semi-guided fishing and hunting in Mills River, NC | 828-767-9568

DuPont State Recreational Forest, permit required | 828-877-6527

Davidson River Outfitters, offers guided fishing trips throughout the region, Pisgah Forest, NC | 828-877-4181

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

French Broad River Paddle Trail

Henderson County Parks & Recreation – Henderson County has 3 river parks located throughout the Hendersonville area. All are managed by Henderson County Parks & Recreation.
Blantyre River Park – This park offers access to the French Broad River.

Horse Shoe River Bend Park – Situated between Blantyre and Westfeldt Parks, this park offers access to the French Broad River.
Westfeldt River Park – This park includes access to the French Broad River, picnic areas, open fields and ample parking.

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 | 1-877-444-6777 or 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

Up Close Fly Fishing, offers full-service, guided fly fishing trips in the Hendersonville area | 828-273-0286