Skip to main content

Logo for N.C. Cooperative Extension N.C. Cooperative Extension Homepage

Trout Fee-Fishing Ponds

  • No License Required
  • No Lure Restrictions
  • No Limit

Generally, trout fee fishing ponds provide everything you need: equipment, bait, nets, etc. You are not required to purchase a state fishing license and there is no limit to the number of trout you can keep. You usually pay by the live weight of fish you catch and you must keep what you catch.

This is an excellent way to entertain out-of-town guests and catch supper at the same time. Kids always enjoy this type of opportunity. The trout are cleaned upon request. If you have questions, please call the trout pond or ask in person.

North Carolina Trout Fee Fishing Ponds Listed by County

Avery County
Mountain Trout Fishing
Mike Cable
Dark Hollow Road
Elk Park, NC 28622

Cherokee County
Persimmon Creek Campground & Trout Pond
Karen & Tony Tipsword
12610 W. US Hwy 64
Murphy, NC 28906

Graham County
Tumbling Waters Campground and Trout Pond
Joseph Deddo
52 Panther Creek Road
Almond, NC 28702

Haywood County
Ferguson’s Trout Pond
James Ferguson
11571 Betsy’s Gap Road
Clyde, NC 28721

Sorrell’s Creek Trout Farm
Matt & Tracie Rhea
443 Sorrell’s Creek Road
Canton, NC 28716

Henderson  County
Danny’s Fish-N-Camp
Danny Jones
527 Kerr Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Macon County
Andy’s Trout Farm
Troy & Sonya Cousineau
100 Andy’s Trout Farm Rd.
Otto, NC 28763

Otter Creek Trout Pond
Alex Denison
1914 Otter Creek Road
Topton, NC 28781

Madison County
Rainbow’s End Trout Pond
Sue Lille Cauble
797 Watershed Road
Mars Hill, NC 28754
828-206-7249 (cell)

McDowell County
Buck Creek Trout Farm
Bill Ross
74 Rainbow Trout Dr.
Marion, NC 28752
828-724-9612 or 828-724-9958

Mitchell County
Springmaid Mountain Trout
Tim Beaver
2171 Henredon Road
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

Swain County
Cooper’s Creek Trout
Gerry Laschober
3365 Cooper’s Creek Road
Bryson City, NC 28713

Transylvania County
Morgan Mill Trout
Alfred Owen
8 Good Neighbor Lane
Brevard, NC 28712

Watauga County
Grandfather Trout Ponds
10767 Hwy. 105 S
Banner Elk, NC 28604

If you have a trout fee-fishing pond in North Carolina and would like to be on this list, please E-mail

Written By

Skip Thompson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSkip ThompsonArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture Serves 13 Counties and EBCIBased out of HaywoodCall Skip E-mail Skip N.C. Cooperative Extension, Haywood County Center
Page Last Updated: 7 months ago
Was the information on this page helpful? Yes check No close