NRTO began its journey over 20 years ago, bringing adventure seekers and like minded anglers to Southern West Virginia for all it has to offer! The staff live and breathe fishing and its surroundings. Whether you are targeting a trophy fish species, taking photographs, or just enjoying a scenic float through the New River Gorge, we can get you there! The operation couldn't move forward each and every season without these people, and together our passions form your adventure! We strive to give you a trip you'll be thinking about from the time you leave, until you return.
The New River and surrounding areas are very rich in history. Some geologists estimate it to be several million years old. And un like most watersheds, the New River flows South- North from the Carolinas through Virginia and eventually into West Va, where it meets the Kanawha River near Charleston.
The New River is also home to many species of freshwater game fish including bass, trout, walleye, muskellunge, crappie, bluegill, carp, flathead and channel catfish.
The New River basin also has seven endemic species of fish, which are the: Appalachia darter, Bigmouth chub, Bluestone sculpin, Candy darter, Kanawha darter, Kanawha minnow, and New River shiner.