About Us

Fishwater River Guides is a full service river guide company specializing in fly fishing and light tackle angling. We are located in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina and through our partnership with Asheville Outdoor Center, offer float trips on the French Broad River for Smallmouth Bass. Our focus is not only on catching fish but ensuring the highest quality of service in every aspect of your day with us. We have over 20 yrs of fishing and boating experience and all the stories, knowledge and professionalism that go along with it.

Your Guide

Chris Gibbs - Chris grew up chasing trout and bass in the streams, rivers and hills of Vermont and The Lake Champlain Valley. His passion for life and adventure has taken him all around the world - from a year in Korea while in the military to extensive travel throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, The Bahamas and Europe aboard the world’s most exclusive yachts and fishing boats. While working as a crew member, captain and fishing guide to the rich and famous, Chris has chased fish in all types of water and conditions. After several years of living abroad, he found himself in Wrightsville Beach and quickly fell in love with North Carolina. The long drives up to the mountains in search of cold water and a fix for his lifelong trout addiction got to be too much and he finally settled in Asheville with his lovely wife and daughter, to be closer to the culture, rivers and trout of the mountains. After spending a few years creating a line of waterproof fishing maps of area rivers and streams, www.FishwaterMaps.com the call came to get behind the oars and share some of what he’s learned in a lifetime of fishing, traveling and guiding.


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