Proud Partner of Cohutta Fishing Company

North Georgia Fly Fishing

Numerous ponds offer a peaceful place to practice angling with one of our knowledgeable instructors, whether an experienced fly fishing enthusiast or a novice wanting to learn the skills of tying a lure and casting a line. Additionally, guests may explore North Georgia's natural waterways with expert guides from Cohutta Fishing Company based in Cartersville, Georgia.


Fly Casting Lessons
Learn the art of fly casting with a knowledgeable instructor from SpringBank Sporting Club. Numerous ponds throughout the resort offer an opportunity to test your skills.

1 person $65
2 people $90
3 people $115
4 people $140

Prices are per hour.

For more information and activity reservations, please call SpringBank Sporting Club at 770.773.2457.


Fly Fishing Instruction and Guide Trips in Partnership with Cohutta Fishing Company
We are pleased to partner with Cohutta Fishing Company, the premier full-service North Georgia fly shop located in Cartersville to offer guided fly fishing trips to our guests. Cohutta’s team of expert fly fishing guides invite you to spend the day on our local North Georgia waters in search of trophy fish. To arrange a fly fishing excursion near Atlanta and Chattanooga, please call Cohutta Fishing Company directly at 770.606.1100.

Half-Day Float Trip on the Etowah River
Enjoy a four-hour float trip on the local Etowah River to fish for target species Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, White Bass and Hybrid Bass, depending upon the time of year. These trips are offered during the spring, summer and fall. Your Cohutta Fishing Company Guide will provide transportation to and from the resort. 

$375.00 (Pricing for 1 or 2 anglers)

On the Water Class                                         
Spend an immersive day in this comprehensive class, designed for the beginner who is serious about learning the sport of fly fishing. Participants learn fly casting, rigging techniques, knots, entomology, and how to read the water when fishing. This eight-hour experience takes place on Cohutta Fishing Company’s Private Trophy Trout Water located in Ellijay (about 1.5 hours from Barnsley Resort). Resort guests may choose to drive or arrange transportation through the concierge; once you arrive you will be greeted by your instructor or instructors for the day.

$400 per person
Maximum 4 anglers per instructor.

Fishing on Cohutta’s Private Trophy Trout Water
Get away for the day with one of Cohutta’s experienced guides to fish for trophy trout. Enjoy exclusive fishing on Cohutta’s private trophy trout water in Ellijay, Georgia (about 1.5 hours from Barnsley Resort). Resort guests may choose to drive or arrange transportation through the concierge; once you arrive you will be greeted by your guide or guides for the day.

1 Angler $ 400
2 Anglers $ 525
3 Anglers $ 800 (2 guides required)
4 Anglers $ 925 (2 guides required)   

Please note a valid Georgia Fishing License is required for all activities with Cohutta Fishing Company.

Download: Barnsley Resort Activities Rates and Information

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