Fishing

Avery County Fishing Information

Archie Coffey Lake: From Boone take Hwy 105 to Hwy 221 and take a left on Hwy 221 to Edgemont Road. The stream will be on your right approx. ¼ mile past Pilot Ridge Road. Hatchery supported.

Boyd Coffey Lake: From Boone take Hwy 105 to Hwy 221 and take a left on Hwy 221 and take a right on Autumn Lane. Follow road to Pilot Ridge Road then take a left on Edgemont Road and go approx. ¼ mile. Hatchery supported.

Cow Camp Creek: From Banner Elk, take Hwy 105 south and take a right at the stoplight onto Hwy 181 into the town of Newland. Take a right at the stoplight then a left at the next stoplight. Just past Avery Hardware Store, take a right onto Old Toe River road, go approx. 1 mile and take a left on Cole Hollow Road. This great wild trout stream will be on your left approx. ¾ mi.

Horse Creek: This is a popular stream for wild trout. Go south from Elk Park on Hwy 19E approx. 4 miles. Turn right on Big Horse Creek Road and go approx. ¾ miles. The stream is on the left side of the road.

Lost Cove Creek: Located in the Lost Cove Wilderness Area in the Pisgah National Forest, this pristine area is a true treasure. The terrain is rough and the deep pools require chest waders. Take the Blue Ridge Parkway south from Blowing Rock. Exit onto Roseboro Road then take a right on Timber Ridge Trail. The stream is toward the end of the road on the right. Catch and release only.

North and South Harper Creeks: This is quite a rugged area featuring miles of rustic, strenuous trails. This area is recommended for well conditioned fishermen with quality outdoor gear including good boots, compass and a trail map. It’s quite easy to get lost if you don’t know the lay of the land. Open year round, these streams may only be fished with one hook artificial lures. You are allowed to catch four trout of at least 7 inches per day. Take Hwy 221 south out of Blowing Rock to Edgemont Road.

North Toe River: Take Hwy 19E approx. ten miles to a point just past Cabin Lane. This stream is fishable all the way to the Mitchell county line. Hatchery supported.

Plumtree Creek: This is a good spot for wild trout. Go south from Elk Park on Hwy 19E approx. ten miles, turn left on Big Plumtree Creek Road. The stream is on the right approx. 1000 ft on Lick Log Road.

Roaring Creek: Another spot for wild trout. Go south from Elk Park on Hwy 19E approx. ten miles, turn right on Roaring Creek Road. Go approx. 1 mile and you will see the stream on the left.

Toe River: This stream winds its way through the town of Newland. Some locals say that the best spot is where the river runs along Hwy 194 inside the River Walk Park in downtown Newland. According to a local angler, a 20 pound brown was recently caught at this spot using a worm.

Wilson Creek: This is a catch and release stream and is open year round. It’s a pretty rough, steep area. Use one hook artificial lures only. From Highway 221 near Grandmother Mountain, turn onto SR 1514 and follow to intersection with FS 192. Turn right onto FS 192. This road crosses Wilson and Andrews Creeks. Trails follow both creeks. Open year round. Catch and Release using one hook artificial hook only.