Policies & Restrictions

Angler in the Smoky Mountain BackcountryRestrictions: For safety and service reasons, I will not take more than two anglers per guide and I will not take children under the age of ten. For parties of more than two anglers, I can often pull in an extra guide(s) to assist. I reserve the right to prohibit individuals from going to certain destinations that I believe to be a safety hazard. You must observe all local laws and regulations on fishing trips. Consumption and possession of alcohol is illegal throughout most of the national park. Additionally, I do not permit alcohol on any fishing trip.

Customer Cancellations: This is a very small business and cancellations affect me greatly. I require a 50% deposit to reserve your trip. Trips cancelled 14 or more days out from the reserved date will receive a full refund of the deposit. Trips cancelled within 2 – 14 days of the reserved date will not be refunded the deposit but may apply it toward another trip booked in the next 6 months. If a trip is cancelled with less than 2 days notice, the deposit will be forfeit.

Gift Certificates: If you have a gift certificate, you must use it by the expiration date on the certificate. You can use the code on the certificate for online booking. At the checkout screen, simply enter the code in the Coupon Bar and click Apply. Of course, you can also book by phone or e-mail with your gift certificate. If you reserve a trip with a gift certificate and you must cancel, please provide as much notice as possible. Such cancellations made within 2 – 14 days of the reserved date will have a one-time only option of rescheduling a trip anytime before the expiration date on the certificate. If you cancel within 2 days of the reservation, the certificate will not be valid for future bookings.

Little River Brown TroutGuide Cancellations: We fish in the rain and we fish in the cold. The only time I will cancel your trip is in extreme conditions. For instance, I will cancel the trip if water levels are unsafe. I may recommend cancelling if severe weather will compromise fishing quality. In these situations, I will make every effort to re-book your trip the next day. If such an occasion arises and I can’t reschedule your trip, you will receive a full refund.