Fishing & Hunting Guide Services in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina

man fly fishing in the smoky mountainsAre you looking for a relaxing alternative to hiking, rafting, or ziplining adventures? Do you love to spend hours waiting for that perfect bite? Then fishing is the outdoor activity for you!

The Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina have plenty of fishing opportunities in our many lakes, rivers, and creeks! Some are even nationally recognized for their wide variety of trout! You’ll find the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing Trail mainly in Jackson County, which is known as North Carolina’s Trout Capital!

The Best Fishing Spots

The Nantahala National Forest, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Jackson County’s Fly Fishing Trail, and the Cherokee Tribal Waters offer some of the best spots to reel in a big catch!

Bait and Fly Fishing Adventures Await

Plan the ultimate fishing trip in the Great Smoky Mountains today! Plan to camp or rent a cabin near a lake or river so that you can spend as much time as possible fishing and relaxing. There are plenty of spots all over western North Carolina for you to hang your bucket hat and fishing pole!

Opportunities for Experts and Beginners

Whether you are a seasoned fly fishing expert or a beginner with a brand new reel, you’ll love spending time in the great outdoors, breathing in that mountain air, and listening to the peaceful flow of the river or lake.



Rivers Edge Outfitters
River's Edge Outfitters Cherokee is located in the heart of the Smoky Mountain National Park on the Cherokee Qualla Boundary. With over 3000 miles of trout water within an hour's radius of our shop, this area boast's some of the best fly fishing on the East Coast. The Tuckasegee River, the Nantahala River, the Oconoluftee River, the Raven's Fork, and the Little Tennessee River are just a few of the river systems that we fly fish. Just a few miles from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, the North Carolina side of the Smokies contains several world renown fisheries. Deep Creek, Hazel Creek, Forney Creek, Eagle Creek, Raven's Fork, and Straight Fork are just a few of the wild trout fisheries that lie on the eastern slope of the Smoky Mountain National Park. Looking for trophy trout on the fly? The Raven's Fork catch and release fly fishing only section is one of the best public trophy water fisheries in the southeast. With most trout averaging 18+ inches this fishery offers the fly fisherman the opportunity to catch trophy trout on one of the most scenic river systems in Western NC. Shop: Fishing Gear, clothing, guide trips, rods, reels, bait, flies, classes, permits, flyfishing!
61 Big Cove Road Cherokee, NC 28719 (828) 497-9300 Get Directions