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 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

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

French Broad River Paddle Trail

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