Pier on Lake Dense in Dupont Forest

The North Carolina Mountains streams are known for some of the best trout fishing. Serious fly fishers will like the smaller, lesser-known spots such as Pantertown Creek, Chattanooga River, Whitewater River, and Tanasee Creek.

Other areas for trout fishing are: Davidson River, East Fork of the French Broad, West Fork of the French Broad, North Fork of the French Broad, West Fork of the Pigeon, and Mills River.

Listed below are some areas to fish in Hendersonville, NC

Crab Creek Catfish Farm
441 Crab Creek Road
Hendersonville, NC
(828) 692-0023
Hours: Closed Monday & Tuesday
Fishing Permit: No Required

Dupont State Recreational Forest
(828) 877-6527 
Fishing Permit:  Required

Pisgah National Forest
Davidson River Recreational Area
(828) 862-5960
Fishing Permit:  Required

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)

Henderson County NC Hunting & Fishing License Outlet

Ace Hardware
911 Greenville Hwy.
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 697-2237

Five Points Grocery
26 Stepp Mill Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 685-7456

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