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Grandfather Trout Farm

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Great Vacation

Went kind of early, to our surprise it was a lot of people already there. They supply you with... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
John B
via mobile
Good fun!

We weren’t here too long. It was raining but my son had a great time. They provide everything you... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2018
Kris C
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“filet”(16 reviews)
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10767 North Carolina 105, Banner Elk, NC 28604
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

For many years we’ve made the trout farm a regular stop just to look at the trout and watch the people fish. This year July 8 th 2018 we stopped with our 7 yr old grandson who loves to fish. It was 3 pm and...More

1  Thank merryfowler
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

People is friendly and water cristal clear, my daughter had fun, later we grilled the fish but at 6.95 per pound and an extra fee for cleaning the fish, two fish came up to 29.00 dollars. Most expensive fish we ever ate.

Thank Lupercio A
Reviewed July 30, 2018

This was a highlight of our Banner Elk/Boone vacation. We stayed at Grandfather Campground and saw the pond right next door, decided we would give it a try. It was not too crowded when we stopped in, just a few families having a good time...More

1  Thank andrea b
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Me and my family went to this place because a friend told us how amazing it was. When we went there was beautiful trout stacked in the pond making it easy and fast to catch them. we were there for less than half an hour...More

3  Thank Brandon C
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Went kind of early, to our surprise it was a lot of people already there. They supply you with everything you may need. If you have any trouble with your rod they swap it for you. Everyone that works there were friendly and helpful. Rods...More

Thank John B
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

We weren’t here too long. It was raining but my son had a great time. They provide everything you need- poles, tackle, bait. Just know it’s $7/lb and boy can that add up fast. The staff is great and very helpful. We’ve only ever done...More

2  Thank Kris C
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

We took our picnic lunch here. Small to medium size pond. Water was clean and a gentleman was fishing away from the swimming area. CLEAN picnic tables and a few sheltered tables. Small swing set for the younger crowd. Didn’t test the water myself; I...More

1  Thank FourCoreys
Reviewed October 19, 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.

2  Thank Amanda F
Reviewed October 18, 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

1  Thank Leigh S
Reviewed September 19, 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

2  Thank Renee L
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Keith B
October 15, 2017|
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Response from b_arnold1976 | Reviewed this property |
The staff are friendly and very helpful. Some might say they have a different sense of humor. I remember asking about the price and the owner joked and said it was double. So when I wine to pay I said I found a 50% off... More
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Femommy
January 15, 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.
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mcchoudds
October 9, 2015|
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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.
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