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Grandfather Trout Farm

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10767 North Carolina 105, Banner Elk, NC 28604
+1 828-963-5098
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So much fun!

They provide everything you need. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our family of 4 caught... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Amanda F
San Antonio, Texas
Fresh Fun!

The staff is just a couple of good 'ole boys. They were very polite and helpful in every way. It's... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Leigh S
via mobile
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10767 North Carolina 105, Banner Elk, NC 28604
+1 828-963-5098
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

They provide everything you need. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our family of 4 caught 5 large Trout. Our boys, ages 10 & 12 had a great time and would love to go back.

Thank Amanda F
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

The staff is just a couple of good 'ole boys. They were very polite and helpful in every way. It's not a challenging fishing event - like shooting fish in a barrel. My 11 yr old caught two large trout in about 30 minutes. My...More

Thank Leigh S
Reviewed 19 September 2017

A little rough around the edges, but if your goal is to catch a fish for dinner then this is the spot. Bring your own rods though. The employees were nice and yes they do smoke, I did not see anyone drinking as other reviews...More

Thank Renee L
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Visited for first time and caught about 10 pounds of fish. Family loved it and had a blast. Read prior comments about staff. We had no issues and they were accomodating even if a bit grizzled. Do recommend bring own tackle as the ones provided...More

1  Thank Michael D
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The other reviews were spot on about the staff. They've definitely partied a lot and they were drinking beer and chain smoking at 10:35 am on Sunday. The fishing was awesome. We brought our own rods with bobbers and new hooks. We used the free...More

1  Thank James L
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Went with wife and 2 kids 6 and 4. Had a good time but didn't catch a trout. Would try again. They don't charge you unless you catch a fish. So that was good...lol

1  Thank deuce2001
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped in today with my daughter and grandson again for our 7th time here. The staff was very helpful and we caught three Trout on three cast using insect. Air instead of corn and worms. We cooked our catch onsite with our portable gas...More

1  Thank LostinChina55
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I love to fish and being from Florida, we get to fish a lot. However, we have never fished up in the Carolinas and decided to try this place out because we knew we catch something. The staff was mostly nice, and...More

Thank Phil W
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

You have love the fresh rainbow trout.. no exceptions it was best tasting rainbow trout I ever had.. True that staff is a little rude and smokes all the time (possibly only cigarettes).. But as long as you mind your business and let them do...More

1  Thank Love2ReviewThis
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We were so excited to go, and we caught a bunch of fish. But then afterward, we caught an additional fish and it accidentally got away. This grumpy old man came by, who stated he was the owner, and told us we would have to...More

2  Thank Bill B
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Keith B
15 October 2017|
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Response from Phil W | Reviewed this property |
We had no problem with the staff. They we friendly to us. They told us the best way to cook the trout we had caught. The younger people were friendlier than the older guy that was there.
15 January 2017|
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Response from Drjmcodt | Reviewed this property |
They provide everything. You fish with a rod and reel and they give you worms for bait. There are different ponds for different size fish. You pay for the fish you catch by the pound. The kids would love it.
9 October 2015|
Response from Scott S | Reviewed this property |
No, but they will filet is for you for a nominal fee. My son took my grandson there a few weeks ago and caught a trout large enough to feed the family...what a treat.