Leatherwood boasts a pristine 1-mile stretch of North Carolina Hatchery-supported trout waters, ideal for anglers seeking a serene fishing experience. To fish these waters, a valid NC fishing license is necessary, as they are closely regulated by the Game Warden. For a hassle-free outing with the family, our stocked fishing pond offers a perfect alternative, where no license is required. It’s the ideal spot for a leisurely afternoon of casting lines and making memories with the kids!

The kind of license you need depends on the type of fishing that you plan to do and whether or not you’re a resident of North Carolina.

North Carolina Residents

North Carolina Non-Residents

Nestled within the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains, our region boasts some of North Carolina’s most sought-after trout streams, while neighboring states offer their own exceptional fly fishing spots. With our prime location amidst the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains, and close proximity to Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Georgia, the opportunities for unforgettable fly fishing adventures seem boundless.

Brook, rainbow, and brown trout populate many of North Carolina’s 3,000 miles of trout streams, ranging from stocked to wild locations. Typically, wild trout are smaller and trickier to catch, requiring skill and stealth. These pristine waters offer challenges and rewards for anglers of all levels.

In addition to exploring North Carolina’s secluded trout streams, guests and residents of Leatherwood Mountains can enjoy our stocked pond, featuring rainbow trout and small-mouth bass. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned angler, you’ll appreciate the convenience of accessing both North Carolina’s trout streams and our stocked pond.

Furthermore, residents and visitors of Leatherwood Mountains can take advantage of fishing opportunities at W. Kerr Scott Lake, just a short drive from Leatherwood near North Wilkesboro. Fly fishing is just one of the many amenities Leatherwood Mountains offers alongside our luxury vacation rentals and real estate options in Western North Carolina.

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