is fishing at smv good or just talk?
Fishing is permitted all along the Parkway, most notably at Bass, Trout and Price Lakes. I would say the fishing at those locations is fair at best. Trout fishing on Boone Fork, near Price Lake can be excellent but you would need to get well away from the crowds. There are also very nice, accessible stretches on the Watauga River but that would be more Valle Crucis than Blowing Rock. I have also seen people fish in the park in town. Licenses and equipment can be picked up at Blowing Rock Hardware
What is smv? Gimme a clue?
Yep. Anybody who can tell us what smv is can have all of my TA points.
Ah, figured it out -- Swiss Mountain Village http://www.swissmountain.com/
I haven't ever been there. If you mean the pond at the Swiss Mountain Village I don't know. There is plenty of fishing around elsewhere in the mountains and several outfitters that can take you fly fishing, etc. I'm not the person to say how "good" any of it is, but folks seem to enjoy it.