One scaly, swimming symbol alone could not tell the full story of our waters. Our state fishes represent two facets of North Carolina’s personality, two sides of a Southern coin: one as meditative as a remote mountain stream, the other as fiercely headstrong as the wild Atlantic.
Natural Beauty in Blowing Rock
Marvel at Blue Ridge beauty from horseback, cast a line in a flowing mountain river filled with speckled trout, and uncover sparkling gemstones while on guided adventures in the High Country.
Chetola Resort Is Bringing the Outdoors In
Refreshed and refurbished, Blowing Rock’s famed Chetola Resort offers relaxation and recreation — think fly-fishing, clay-shooting, and more — minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Master of the Marshes
Capt. Seth Vernon is a rare breed. As an old-school fishing guide, he poles his silent skiff through shallow waters, giving anglers their best shot to land the big one.
The Land of Rainbow Trout
Farmed in the clear waters of Haywood County — and sublime when smoked — these mountain beauties are a favorite of the best chefs across the Southeast.