WNC Fishing Guide Asheville Brevard Boone

Davidson River Fly Fishing

Challenge your skills on the Davidson. Named as one of Trout Unlimited’s “Top 100 Trout Streams in America” the Davidson is a very productive freestone river that supports trophy-class fish over 20 inches. About 14 miles of the river, from its headwaters to Avery Creek, are managed under catch-and-release, fly-fishing only regulations. The lowest mile is hatchery supported. The C&R section can be technical, requiring small flies and light tippets. Midge flies rule here.

Directions from Asheville: Take I-26 E to Exit 40/Airport Rd. Turn right onto NC 280 towards the airport and continue to Brevard (19.2 miles). At the intersection of 280/64/276, turn right onto Hwy 276, which parallels the Davidson through the Pisgah National Forest. There are multiple parking area’s off US-276 or continue to Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education where there is a trout hatchery, parking lot, picnic tables right by the river.

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