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Grandfather Trout Farm

#10 of 18 things to do in Banner Elk Features Animals
10767 North Carolina 105, Banner Elk, NC 28604
+1 828-963-5098
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Awesome place if you research first

The other reviews were spot on about the staff. They've definitely partied a lot and they were... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
James L
via mobile
Trout fishing

Went with wife and 2 kids 6 and 4. Had a good time but didn't catch a trout. Would try again. They... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
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10767 North Carolina 105, Banner Elk, NC 28604
+1 828-963-5098
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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

Thank James L
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank deuce2001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank LostinChina55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

You have love the fresh rainbow trout.. no exceptions it was best tasting rainbow trout I ever had.. True that staff is a little rude and smokes all the time (possibly only cigarettes).. But as long as you mind your business and let them do...More

1  Thank Love2ReviewThis
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We were so excited to go, and we caught a bunch of fish. But then afterward, we caught an additional fish and it accidentally got away. This grumpy old man came by, who stated he was the owner, and told us we would have to...More

1  Thank Bill B
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We arrived at 4 pm with two 9 year olds. The boys were given bait by one gentleman and self instructed. They were having a great time until at 4:50 another employee came over and told us "we like to leave here AT 5" as...More

Thank Deana A
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We took international student her since she liked fishing but wanted to catch a big fish. First I had to get her to put iPhone away. This is a great place to teach your kids there is more fun stuff in the world than having...More

Thank b_arnold1976
Reviewed 17 May 2017

After reading all the reviews about how the ponds are so stocked with fish that you had to be careful not catch too many (or it would add up) I was really suprised that with 4 of us fishing my daughter was the only one...More

1  Thank katielyne926
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

If I could give a zero, I would. We went yesterday so excited to take our 8 year old who couldn't wait. The only reason we didn't leave immediately was because he was so excited. Had we known at the time that other MUCH BETTER...More

2  Thank LeeAnn F
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16 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.