The East Fork of the French Broad is popular for fly fishing.
To reach the Public Fishing Access for fly fishing on the East Fork of the French Broad from Asheville, take US 19/23 North to US 70 (Marshall Exit). Take US 70 North (about 35 miles) to Hot Springs city limit. Turn right on SR 1304 (first State road on right before crossing the French Broad River). At the stop sign, turn right and go six miles to the US Forest Service's Murray Branch Recreation Area.
To reach the Public Fishing Access for fly fishing on the East Fork of the French Broad from Brevard, take US64 east about 4 miles. Turn right on Pleasant Grove Road, cross over the river and the access area will be on the left.