Fish The Rocky Broad River: This beautiful river offers access for fishing only as it runs through the town of Chimney Rock on its way to Lake Lure. Along the Rocky Broad River, a series of pools and rapids make for excellent fishing opportunities where trout lie waiting to put up a big fight. Truly a diamond in the rough with great opportunity year round to land a monster. Additional fishing options are available below the dam as well as in Lake Lure. Remember to obtain the proper fishing license.
The Rocky Broad River runs at the bottom of the Hickory Nut Gorge. The river is fed by the watershed on both sides of the gorge, including the mountain top area behind the gorge, starting at Gerton, and descending through Bat Cave.
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.