Trout Fishing - South Branch of the Raritan River
Locals and visitors alike proclaim the South Branch of the Raritan River to be among the best stream fishing in the state, and the best part of the South Branch just happens to be on the property of the Raritan Inn.
Fishing on our section of the river is available for a fee through our arrangement with Shannon’s Fly & Tackle. This grants professionally guided access to 4300′ of stocked private waters with six identifiable fishing “beats.”
Shannon’s can also provide fly casting instruction, hosts fly tying seminars at the Inn, and maintains a fully stocked showroom on Main Street, Califon. Take advantage of free fly-tying lessons offered at Shannon’s each Sunday morning at 9:30.
Interested in becoming a member? Visit Shannon’s Private Waters for more information.
The stream is fly-fishing, catch and release only.
Thank you very much for a wonderful time at the Inn. I'm very impressed by the way you rebuilt this house and kept all the old reminders from the first German settlers. I came all the way from Germany just to see it, and it was worth the travel! The introduction to fly fishing was also one of the highlights of my trip to the U.S.
Thanks so much for a wonderful time! We so enjoyed this beautiful Inn, the tour, the wonderful breakfast and just relaxing under the stars. Truly a magical place!
With each return to Long Valley and this beautiful, relaxing B&B, I discover anew many special blessings of this unique corner of NJ.
Thank you for a wonderful stay! As long as there are fish rising in the river, we'll be coming back here to stay for the weekend!
What a perfect combination of modern amenities, traditional decor and good hospitality. It was nice to wake up to the sounds of the brook and birds singing..highly recommended! My only regret was that my stay was not longer.