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Grandfather Trout Farm

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10767 North Carolina 105, Banner Elk, NC 28604
+1 828-963-5098
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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 1 week ago
Kris C
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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So cute

We took our picnic lunch here. Small to medium size pond. Water was clean and a gentleman was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
FourCoreys
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Jacksonville, Florida
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible12%
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“trout” (32 reviews)
“filet” (15 reviews)
“catch fish” (6 reviews)
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10767 North Carolina 105, Banner Elk, NC 28604
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+1 828-963-5098
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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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.

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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
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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

1  Thank Renee L
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Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

Visited for first time and caught about 10 pounds of fish. Family loved it and had a blast. Read prior comments about staff. We had no issues and they were accomodating even if a bit grizzled. Do recommend bring own tackle as the ones provided...More

1  Thank Michael D
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Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

The other reviews were spot on about the staff. They've definitely partied a lot and they were drinking beer and chain smoking at 10:35 am on Sunday. The fishing was awesome. We brought our own rods with bobbers and new hooks. We used the free...More

2  Thank James L
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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

Went with wife and 2 kids 6 and 4. Had a good time but didn't catch a trout. Would try again. They don't charge you unless you catch a fish. So that was good...lol

4  Thank deuce2001
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Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in today with my daughter and grandson again for our 7th time here. The staff was very helpful and we caught three Trout on three cast using insect. Air instead of corn and worms. We cooked our catch onsite with our portable gas...More

1  Thank LostinChina55
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Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I love to fish and being from Florida, we get to fish a lot. However, we have never fished up in the Carolinas and decided to try this place out because we knew we catch something. The staff was mostly nice, and...More

Thank Phil W
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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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