Fishing Trips


    Join Tangent Outfitters for an incredible fishing experience on the New River.  Our guides have years of experience in guiding, fishing and navigating the New River and your guide will put you on the fish.  The New River is one of the nation's foremost rivers for smallmouth and Tangent Outfitters has decades of professional guiding experience. You will get HOOOKED!  We have been guiding on the New River since 1992 and love to share our knowledge of the New River with other anglers.


You bring your rod and tackle and we take care of the rest. You and your partner will be in either a self-bailing raft or cataraft specifically designed for float fishing. Just sit back and cast away as your guide puts you on the fish. Whether you choose to cast a fly or throw a spinner, crank or jerk bait, we will get you down the river in comfort and style. For smallmouth we recommend a medium action spinning rod with 8lb test or a 5-7 wt. fly rod with a 9' leader.  We have rods available if needed.  Minimum 2 people.

  • Full Day $475.00/Boat (2 fishermen)
  • Stateline to WV   $450.00/Boat 
  • Add third person  $100
  • 1/2 Day trip  $325.00/Boat  (2 fishermen)
  • Add third person  $45



Multi-day Fishing Trips

We have access to 100+ miles of river that we fish. If you want to experince multiple days on the New, we can set you up with different choices of lodging or camping. From primitive riverside camping to quaint B&B lodging, we can help you design an incredible fishing adventure.

  • 2 Day Camping (minimum 4 people)
    • 2 consecutive days of fishing with riverside camping. Your guide will take care of all the details, you simply relax and fish. Trip include 2 days of guided fishing, 2 lunches, dinner, breakfast and tent. You will need your fishing gear, rain gear, sleeping bag, and personal items.
  • 2 Day Gourmet Fishing Trip (minimum 4 people)
    • The same as a one day trip, but double the fun. After a day of fishing, you will pull into your riverside camp and our chef will have dinner waiting. Steak, shrimp, salmon or lobster are the usual selections, but our chef will customize dinner for your specific tastes. Once you've experienced the full effect dining on the New River and relaxing by the fire, you will be prepared to retire to your tent and dream about the upcoming day. Trip includes 2 days guided float/fishing, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast and tent. You'll need fishing gear, rain gear, sleeping bag and personal items. $595/person
New River James River Combo

On the first day you will fish the upper James. You will then travel to the New, where Rustic cabin accommodations await. After breakfast you will spend the day float fishing the New. This is great way to experience two of Virginias best Smallmouth rivers. Includes: 2 days guided float fishing, 1 night of lodging, 2 lunches, 1 continental breakfast and all shuttles. Minimum 2. $595/person

Low Water Light Tackle Trip

This is a one on one guided trip focusing on sections of the New River and its tributaries, where large craft can't go. Call and talk to Shawn about this trip. You will be one on one with one of our guides, fishing small technical water. It's a real treat for the fly or light tackle angler. $350/person

Learn to Fly Fish

Join our guides for this 1/2 day program where you will learn to cast a fly rod, the basics of tackle and what tactics to use on different types of water.  Your class will start at our shop in Pembroke with an introduction to fly fishing equipment.  After a short clinic on flies, line, rods, reels and accessories we will depart to our waterfront location where we will go over the basics of casting a fly rod.  Once you have learned how to cast you will have the opportunity to present a fly and hopefully set the hook.

1/2 Day     $175/person (min 2)

Kayak fishing program:

Learn from experienced guides on how to kayak fish, from the basics of paddling techniques and boat control to reading whitewater and understanding the feeding habits of smallmouth bass.  In this 1/2 day adventure you will learn about everything from selecting rods, reels and tackle to river safety , where and when to plan a trip, the optimal craft for the conditions and how to utilize a kayak for fishing not only on a river but on lakes and in the ocean as well.   This will give you a taste for river fishing that will have  you wanting more.  On this adventure you will be learning as you float down the New River.

1/2 day             $195 / person   ( min 2 max 4)


201 Cascade Drive Pembroke VA, 24136 (540) 626-4567