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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) https://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 РThis 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