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Fern Valley on the Soque

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Clarkesville, GA, USA
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About Fern Valley on the Soque
Fern Valley is located on the famous Soque River in North Georgia. We are catch-and-release only and you'll be rewarded with Trophy Trout. Our half-mile of private, pristine water is full of gorgeous rainbows and browns. We specialize in big fish, hospitality, and tranquility. Don't be fooled because we offer the most reasonable rates on the Soque River. $175 Full Day per angler. Guides available, but not required for highly experienced anglers. Other amenities: ** a garage apartment with restroom facilities for your private convenience ** picnic tables ** firepit with a roaring fire in cold weather ** water and soft drinks provided ** paths and seating areas available along the river. ** we accept cash, checks, or credit card
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Fisher327 wrote a review Jan 2019
Laramie, Wyoming217 contributions45 helpful votes
I do my trout fishing out west so when I was invited to fish with my daughter and husband while visiting them in Georgia I was skeptical- I told them I’d bring my lightweight (4 weight) gear. They said .. oh no, bring your 7 weight gear. I just laughed but did as they suggested. OMG...I caught 4 trout, each over 22 inches and fought one for 25 minutes; my daughter caught a HUGE (28”+) rainbow. So big we could not get her in the bucket net. My daughter fought this fish for 40 minutes. Finally the trout tired and we got the fly out and spent the next 10 minutes making sure she was rested and ready to be released. This is a great place. The folks are extremely helpful. We fished the day after Christmas and fished until we were too cold to continue. Over 10 fish caught in total and one incredible rainbow! You should try FERN VALLEY!
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Date of experience: December 2018
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chauncy12000 wrote a review Oct 2018
Atlanta, Georgia4 contributions4 helpful votes
Let me start by saying that I've never fly fished...ever! I've fished before but not on a fly rod. I found Fern Valley on Trip Advisor. After reading reviews and doing other independent research, I decided to pull the trigger for me and 3 guests. Glad was patient with me answering questions, re-scheduling dates, and accommodating my group from 4 down to 2. Jason Tannehill was our guide and I could not have been more pleased. After a 20 min tutorial, he had me fly fishing. In my first 20 mins, I caught my first fish! We fished the meadow and had it all to ourselves. I lost count but landed over 13 fish. I recommend this place to anyone who wants to catch large trout. One of my favorite parts of the day was being able to take the fish out of the net and release it. An amazing day! Thanks to Marty and Glad for providing such a great product at reasonable prices!
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Glad S, Owner at Fern Valley on the Soque
Responded Oct 26, 2018
Thank you so much for your kind words. We also appreciate your stellar review for our guide, Jason Tannehill. It was such a pleasure to have you visit Fern Valley and we hope you come this way again. We appreciate you taking the time to tell Trip Advisor about your experience. Fondly, Glad & Marty
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48Swampy wrote a review May 2018
Jacksonville, Florida71 contributions27 helpful votes
Super value. There are a ton of fish, lots of different type areas to try different patterns, owners are VERY accommodating and welcoming. My guide Kyle, was excellent, very patient, super interested in me catching fish, and a very friendly and interesting young man. He was very helpful with tips and suggestions. I would highly recommended Fern Valley and Kyle even to the most experienced fly fisherman(woman).
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from Glad S, Owner at Fern Valley on the Soque
Responded Jun 5, 2018
What a lovely review ~ Thank you for taking the time to write such nice things about us ~ word-of-mouth is our best friends, so these review matter! We do try to provide an outstanding experience and I'm so pleased to hear that Kyle was a great match for you.
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James W wrote a review Apr 2018
Marietta, Georgia15 contributions4 helpful votes
I come to Fern Valley about once a year. Glad and Marty are such great hosts. Glad is a hoot. You’ll have fun just talking with her and the dogs. The house and grounds are amazing. She’ll put you in her ATV at their beautiful house and run you down to the water. Then she’ll be there to pick you up if you need it and take you back up. You will need it after after horsing in those huge trout for hours. If you fish for trout regularly, think Ravens Fork in Cherokee with more fish. Beautiful water. Deep pools and fast flowing shallow runs. Bring a 6 weight rod. Four weight leader and tippet. Large net. Be sure to crimp your barbs. Before you start or after you’ve finished, don’t miss going into Clarkesville for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I’ve found that all the restaurants are good.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from Glad S, Owner at Fern Valley on the Soque
Responded Jun 5, 2018
We're so happy you visited Fern Valley on the Soque ~ We love to share the beauty of NE Georgia and this amazing gem of a trout stream. I still can't believe I live here... so the fun really gets cranked up when we can share it with someone. Thanks for the sound advice about gear ~~~ and thanks for taking time to support our little Clarkesville community. Things have changed quite a bit since we moved here almost 20 years ago. We appreciate your kind review and hope to see you again.
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M3fanatic wrote a review Mar 2018
Georgia57 contributions20 helpful votes
Glad and Marty are warm friendly hosts in the amazing Fern River Trout Fishing in the Soque, North GA Mountains. Flying down? Don't worry, gear is provided! I gave my husband a full day guided trip with an incredible guide (Danielle Bowman) They were like two old best pals enjoying a day of fishing. We learned so much from this well traveled guide and fortunately lives so closely, we can become regulars!!! We caught a 10 lb rainbow as well as several nice fish. We appreciate the "kiss and release" utilized in the gorgeous Soque River. We have great pics to cherish the lifetime memory. Again, highly recommended!
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Date of experience: December 2017
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Response from Glad S, Owner at Fern Valley on the Soque
Responded Jun 5, 2018
Wow ~ what a nice review (and somehow I missed seeing it until now!) Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience. We're so happy to have such skilled and dedicated guides (and often entertaining too) . There's something special about a gift that includes unique memories; we appreciate you giving us the chance to make a great Christmas gift. We hope to see you again.
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