Fish The Rocky Broad | Chimney Rock

Fish The Rocky Broad: Nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just a stone’s throw from Asheville, lies a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts: the Rocky Broad River. This pristine river is known for its crystal-clear waters and abundant population of rainbow, brown, and brook trout.

To access the Rocky Broad River, anglers can head to the charming mountain town of Chimney Rock, which sits at the base of the towering Chimney Rock State Park. From there, it’s just a short walk to the river, where anglers can wade into the cool, refreshing waters and cast their lines.

The Rocky Broad River offers a variety of fishing opportunities for anglers of all levels. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or just starting out, you’re sure to find a spot on the river that suits your needs. The river is relatively shallow, with several riffles and pools that offer great hiding spots for trout.

One of the best spots for fishing on the Rocky Broad River is in the section that runs through Chimney Rock State Park. This section is known for its deep pools and challenging rapids, which provide a great habitat for trout. Anglers can also hike along the river and find secluded spots that offer great fishing opportunities.

Aside from its great fishing, the Rocky Broad River is also surrounded by stunning natural beauty. The river winds through lush forests and towering mountains, offering breathtaking views at every turn. And if you need a break from fishing, you can explore the nearby Chimney Rock State Park, which offers miles of hiking trails and stunning vistas.

Overall, the Rocky Broad River is a must-visit destination for any fishing enthusiast looking for a truly unforgettable experience. With its crystal-clear waters, abundant trout population, and stunning natural beauty, it’s no wonder why so many anglers come back to this hidden gem year after year.

Rocky Broad River Fishing

Access: Numerous gravel pull offs are located alongside Highway 74 between Bat Cave and Chimney Rock that provide access for fishing only. As with any river, beware of slick rocks when wading in the water, especially above the numerous rapids and waterfalls.

Directions from Asheville: Take I-240 E to Exit 9. Stay on 74A E for 20 miles. The Lake Lure Visitor Center is a few miles past Chimney Rock Park on the left just before reaching Lake Lure. The Rocky Broad runs along the right side of the road from Bat Cave to Lake Lure with multiple pull-outs available closer to Bat Cave.

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