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Fly Fishing

Brevard is hailed as a fishing enthusiast’s paradise. On your visit, you’ll be eager to get a crack at Brevard and Transylvania County’s 500 miles of prime fishable trout stream, pristine waterways, and incredible mountain views. Whether you’re an expert or just starting out, Brevard’s streams, lakes, and rivers can offer any fly fisher the perfect setting to unwind, relax, and enjoy the region’s natural beauty.

*Brevard and Transylvania County offers a multitude of expert fly fishing guides and outfitters. Listed below are some local waterways, fishing resources, and outfitters. 

Local Fishing Resources

  • At the Ridge - Trout Fishing
  • Davidson River Outfitters
  • Headwaters Outfitters
  • Marcum’s Buck and Bass
  • Salmonid Farms
  • Gorges State Park
  • Pisghah National Forest
  • DuPont Recreational Forest
  • Looking Glass Creek
  • Avery Creek
  • French Broad River
  • Little River
  • Mills River
  • Looking Glass Creek
  • Courthouse Creek
  • Cascade Lake
  • Cedar Lake
  • Tannassee and Wolf Lakes

Public Access Points to the French Broad River

  • Champion Park - Rosman
  • Island Ford River Access – Island Ford Road
  • Hap Simpson Park – Off 276 South
  • Wilson Road River Access – Old Highway 64

**Visitors interested in fishing may also want to visit www.ncwildlife.org for information on North Carolina permits and licensing.