The Haw River in North Carolina's Piedmont has become a favorite river to fish for both novice and experienced anglers. It offers a diversity of fish habitats to include head-water streams, deep pools, rocky shallows, slow-flowing flat-water reaches and rapids. The best time of the year to catch fish is during the spring spawn from January to early March of each year.
This weekend fishing trip begins the first day when guests meet at 9:00 a.m. at The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co. in Saxapahaw, NC. We will leave from there to fish various upriver habitats. That night, guests are free to return home or enjoy the many eateries and attractions in Saxapahaw. Lodging is the responsibility of our guests; however, we can make recommendations as to where to find a place to stay that meets your budget and personal needs. The next day, we will fish a different down-river stretch. Our fishing adventure will conclude by 5:00 p.m. the second day so that guests have plenty of time to return home.
Fees: The trip fee is $235.00 per person. A canoe or kayak, PFD, paddle, lunch both days, bait and an experienced fishing guide/naturalist are provided. If fishing gear is needed, there is an additional $50.00/person cost.
Guests are responsible for transportation to and from The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co., fishing gear (to include rod, reel, line and artificial lures), freshwater fishing license, appropriate clothing for the time of year, a waterproof bag for extra clothes and gear, hat, sunscreen, water bottle, light-weight rain gear and foot wear that can get dirty and/or wet.
5.5 miles, 3 to 4 hours
Class A flat water
Min. river level – none above Saxapahaw dam
Access points – easy
$45 per single kayak or stand up paddleboard, $55 per tandem canoe or tandem kayak
A leisurely day of paddling awaits beginner and experienced paddlers alike upriver of the dam on Saxapahaw Lake. This is a great introductory experience particularly for parents paddling with children. This is a loop trip ending at the same place where you begin.
Weekends are for recharging the mind, body and spirit. What better way to do that than to eat a nutritious meal of locally-grown food prepared by folks who know how to make it delicious, then exercise the body and renew the spirit while paddling on the Haw River?
The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co. has partnered with the Saxapahaw General Store and the Pittsboro Roadhouse to offer a relaxing brunch followed by a river trip. Getting in touch with our natural surroundings will be the focus of this 2.5 hour paddle.
Fee: $60 per person with the canoe/kayak provided.
*The fee includes brunch with beverage.