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Old 04-08-2009, 07:30 AM   #1
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New River/Ashe County camping and fishing suggestions

Good morning, Y'all. I'm looking to head out maybe May 7-10 and want to get back up to the New for some smallie fly fishing and camping. I'll be on the Versys. Off the path on some grass down by the river preferred Maybe even slightly stealth, but will want a fire to cook some fish. I was wanting to wade the New for a day or so then find some smaller trout tributaries. I haven't looked into whether or not it's a good smallie time on the New. Quite frankly, don't really matter...I just want to escape for a few.

I was up there many years ago, found an incredible stretch of river on some private pasture property (with permission) for the day but can't for the life of me remember where I was. I also fished a small delayed creek and camped on the porch of some rental cabins a little further up the same creek...again, can't recall the name.

Most likely will just pack and head up (from Asheville). Surely the right place will happen with some patience. Any general direction or info into some good spots might be worth a mason jar or some cold beers to my host!

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Old 04-15-2009, 07:12 PM   #2
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New River

I would stay at the New River State Park campground. It is a canoe/walk in campground but they have wheel barrows you can haul your gear in. Short walk to nice camping spots. Very nice facilities. I've canoed the New a couple of times over the last few years. Seems like the fishing was better the farther up river from the State Park or very far below it close to VA.
Our put in was a days float from there back to the campground. Could not tell you what the name of the road is. Just remember it's gravel. If I was on my bike I would go up river and explore. Either that or go way below Mouth of Wilson. Good luck.

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Old 04-20-2009, 05:57 AM   #3
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Thanks Jerry. I'll probably take that Thursday and explore upstream from the park. A good traveler has no schedule, right!

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