North Carolina has great public water fishing, so why book a trip on private water? Our exclusive private water properties provide anglers with several specific advantages. Here are some reasons to consider booking a private water fly fishing trip:
INCREDIBLE TROUT HABITAT High Country Guide Service has procured this relationship with a private landowner who emphasizes stream restoration and trout habitat improvement. This quality stewardship results in ecological balance, maximum trout holding capacity, and superior angling opportunities. Basically, these properties are paradise for both trout and anglers alike. What is incredible is the amount of stream access this program offers – with over 8 miles of managed streams. Optimal habitat creates great fisheries. Cold, clean water, diverse stream structure, and adherence to valuable catch & release practices have given trout the opportunity to grow and thrive resulting in enhanced angling opportunities. This also creates an enhanced fishery that makes the angler feel as if each pool and bend holds more and more fish.
NO CROWDS The popularity of fly fishing has grown exponentially in recent years. As a result, there’s often a little less elbow room on some stretches of our well loved public waters. In contrast, the limited access granted on our exclusive private properties results in far less fishing pressure. This presents several benefits:
There is no rush to the river in the morning. Take your time, enjoy breakfast, finish your coffee, and relax knowing that nobody is hooking your fish. With limited angling pressure, private water trout are often less wary and selective, therefore often more willing to take your fly. A river free from crowds creates an ideal learning environment. Anglers new to fly fishing can relax, learn, and have fun.