Fern Valley on the Soque
Fern Valley on the Soque
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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
Clarkesville, Georgia
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Danny W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Friends
I've fished several sections of the Soque. They all have big fish and beautiful scenery. What they don't have: host like Marty and Glad. Because of their commitment to serving their customers Fern Valley is the perfect place to revive the human spirit. Exceptional service, exceptional amenities, along with the opportunity to cast to trophy trout in a variety of water types makes Fern Valley the ultimate fly fishing destination. Oh yes! I almost forgot to mention they only allow four people per half mile stretch of river. Try that with some other property owners.
Written March 14, 2021
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Thank you for taking time to write a review.
Written September 13, 2022
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Matt A
Tampa, FL1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Solo
I cannot be more pleased with my visit to Glad and Marty's slice of GA paradise. Their hospitality makes you feel like you are visiting friends, and they do all they can to ensure you are successful on the water and comfortable visiting their property. As a day-visit experience (and not a lodgings destination), one could not ask for more from hosts. The property is beautiful, their access to their stretch of the river at multiple points is nicely facilitated, whether with steps or rope-handles, so getting access to prime fishing spots is assured. They checked on me a couple times throughout the day to both ensure my well-being and my success, and made great suggestions for both flies and tackle.
I cannot recommend Fern Valley strongly enough and will plan to go back at my next visit to N.E. Georgia. Matt A.
Written June 17, 2016
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Thanks for this very kind review. It was our pleasure to meet you and to see you enjoy the solitude of the Soque River. Thank your for coming our way, and we hope our paths cross again.
Written June 19, 2016
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Phil H
Fort Myers, Florida, United States373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Solo
I've fished Fern Valley for several years. It was good before they opened as a fly fishing outfitter but now it is simply amazing. I went early in the 2014 - 2015 season and landed 8 trophy size trout in a late afternoon session.
The weather made the river high and muddy in the morning but by afternoon it had cleared up. I had never really fly fished before and my guide gave excellent instructions and tips. I didn't come with any equipment and everything was provided.

The thrill of landing a large rainbow is really hard to describe. I plan on taking a trip again next year with some friends. The owner/managers only allow a maximum of 4 people on the river on any given day so even if it is a foursome you feel like you are really out there by yourself.
Written January 16, 2015
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Thank you for visiting Fern Valley again. I am glad we were able to adjust the schedule when the forecast looked iffy. We love sharing this spot on the Soque River and we're so pleased you had a good experience. Thank you for your kind words on Trip Advisor. Safe Travels!
Written January 19, 2015
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eprice777
Lexington, KY1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Solo
I was originally looking to take a float on the Chattahoochee and after some guides didn't return my calls I stumbled upon Fern Valley online. I wasn't familiar with the area and was unsure about the fishing but I could not be more pleased with my decision to fish at Fern Valley. Glad was incredibly prompt and friendly with every request and the fishing was phenomenal. I have fished all over the country and this was one of the best days I have had on the water. We landed 20+ fish with most being well over 18". The guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly (Steven Tomasovich) and I would recommend him in a heartbeat. I rarely write reviews for anything but I felt compelled after such a spectacular visit!
Written February 16, 2017
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caskew13
Smyrna, GA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Friends
Glad and Marty really roll out the fishing red carpet. Glad met my dad and I wish a hug and offering of coffee and a private guest house for the day. The property is amazing, with awesome gardens, a camp fire, and friendly pups milling around. Glad kindly gave us a tour of their prime stretch of the Soque before we jumped in, pointing out safe access and likely holding water. Our day was amazing, and my dad had a successful 2nd time out on the fly. We lost count of the beautiful fish gracing our nets and couldn't be more satisfied with the trip overall! We're definitely going to return, and I absolutely suggest you give Fern Valley on the Soque a visit!
Written November 26, 2015
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It was such a pleasure to have you visit Fern Valley. We love making new friends on the river and we appreciate you coming our way. THIS review is quite specific about some of the amenities we offer... thanks for the kind words. We hope to see you again!
Written November 29, 2015
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PeterVH84
Atlanta, Georgia, United States4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Friends
Great fishing in a beatiful river. The family atmosphere and hospitality of Fern Valley are second to none! Highly recommended!
Written February 12, 2015
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We enjoyed hosting your group. It is always a treat to see expert anglers on our stretch of the Soque River. You met some beautiful fish! We certainly hope our paths will cross again.
Written February 13, 2015
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Brad H
Dahlonega, GA32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Solo
Not inly one of the best places to fish in N. Georgia but the Host & Hostess know how to treat their guest.
Written February 10, 2015
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Thank you for visiting Fern Valley! We love living on the Soque River and sharing this special place with folks. We were privileged to have you come our way. Thank you for taking time to write this review; we really appreciate the kind words.
Written February 11, 2015
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Windknot
Dacula, GA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Business
When Fern Valley on the Soque approached North Georgia Trout Online (ngto.org) about sponsorship, our board of directors made an exploratory trip to check the amenities. I was amazed at the hospitality, scenery, and the fishing. I am not at all surprised at the the reviews Fern Valley has received.

Glad and Marty (and their canine assistant groundskeepers!) are the real deal. They share their property, their home, and themselves as openly and naturally as if their guests are family.

You will enjoy every part your experience there.
Written February 5, 2015
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Wow? Yes, Wow for our wonderful guests who make this fishing adventure so much fun. We treasure the friendships we're making as folks like you come for repeated visits. Thank you for your kind words.
Written February 6, 2015
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Carolyn E
Roswell, GA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Friends
Marty and Glad are the quintessential hosts, the abundant number and variety of fish and make it an incredible fly fishing destination. You experience a variety of water types in which to locate fish. In the colder months, they will even have a fire going streamside for you to keep warm. I have seen Glad take the clothes and dry those for a fisher has fallen in. I have an amazing experience every time I have been there. The river and views are majestic and Glad's gardens make an interesting experience and journey down to the river. I love the Barbie Garden. I have caught some of the best fish of my life at Fern Valley, and it shows in my pictures. I make it a point to bring my friends and guests to Fern Valley, when they want to fish for Trophy Trout in North Georgia. The scenic beauty, the wonderful hosts, and abundant number of fish make it a natural choice to be on the top on anyone's list.
Written February 3, 2015
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review. You certainly know how to bring in the Trophy Trout. We always love to see you in the water of the Soque River! We appreciate your loyalty to Fern Valley on the Soque. Repeat business is perhaps the greatest compliment. Maybe the Folk Art Garden is an extra bonus of a visit to our place. Having regular visitors makes it a lot more fun to create some crazy spots like the Barbie feature. Yes, we do live here, so naturally it is easily to take care of problems like wet clothes. Thanks again!
Written February 4, 2015
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chauncy12000
Atlanta, GA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Business
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!
Written October 25, 2018
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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
Written October 26, 2018
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