Fishing is really great in our area. All of our streams are stocked with trout every Spring. Our creeks flow into Roaring Fork creek which flows into Meadow Fork creek , then Spring Creek into the French Broad river. Here is a link to the Madison County Fishing Guide.
It is a fun day trip to visit the NC fish hatchery at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education. The drive will take you throuh miles and miles of creeks and rivers and many, many waterfalls before you arrive at the hatchery at a place called John's Rock, which is one of our favorite hikes in the spring.
You will need a NC Fishing License. The pond at Max Patch is also stocked with trout every year. This pond is located beyond the parking lot for hiking. To reach this pond, take Roaring Fork road to Meadow Fork road. Turn right on Meadow Fork. Proceed until you see the brown sign pointing you to Max Patch. Turn right onto Little Creek Road. It will turn to dirt. Continue until you come to a T intersection. Turn right at the T. In about a mile you will see the parking lot for Max Patch on the right. Just continue on the road and the pond is about 1/4 mile past the parking lot on the right.