Member Casting His Fly Fishing Line


    Enjoy catch and release fly-fishing for trout along the pristine Elk River.

    Running through the Golf Course is a half-mile of the pristine Elk River

    The headwaters of the Elk River begin from the Northwestern slopes of Peak Mountain in Avery County (NC) and end at the Watauga River in Carter County (TN).


    Elk River members and their guests enjoy North Carolina catch and release fly-fishing for Brown and Rainbow Trout along the stretch of river that winds throughout the community. Ponds throughout the golf course are stocked with large-mouth bass and blue gill for easily accessible fishing from the banks and docks. 

    NC Mountain fishingNorth Carolina's Elk River is a wonderful natural resource and a dedicated trout fishery. Members take their stewardship of this habitat to heart and constantly work to preserve this special source of multi-generational recreation.

    An extensive river restoration project was completed by Elk River Club in 2007 and additional selective deepening in the fall of 2012 and 2017.  Daily feeding and monitoring programs help ensure the health of the stream and fish.

    The lakes and ponds on the golf course also provide wonderful opportunities for young fishermen. Fly fishing at Elk River allows members time with their children, grandchildren, and guests to relax, enjoy the vistas and reminisce about simpler times.

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