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Grandfather Trout Farm

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

Reviewed 22 July 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 11 July 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina
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10767 North Carolina 105, Banner Elk, NC 28604
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very poor experience compared to other trout catching experiences in North Carolina. The three ponds were very shallow and you could count the trout left in each of the smaller ponds with UV sunglasses. The fish had 0 interest in biting, which some days is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Scott S
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Went there with about 10 family member, ages 7 - 55, for the 4th of July. So much fun a making it a game to see who caught the first and last trout. Sad to say, I caught the last one. But we were able...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

Caught one fish that cost us $37.00. Very expensive. While we were fishing a man with a beer came over and was cussing and trying to hit on my wife. He said he worked there, but I didn't see him doing any work. We will...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Voyager209633
Reviewed 13 September 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank merryfowler
Reviewed 6 August 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lupercio A
Reviewed 30 July 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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank andrea b
Reviewed 26 July 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

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank Brandon C
Reviewed 22 July 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank John B
Reviewed 11 July 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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank 151kristenc
Reviewed 18 June 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Keith B
15 October 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
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.
10 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.