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Office Location:

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation 5841 Brookshire Blvd Charlotte, NC 28216

Contact

Nature Preserves
980-314-1000

Fishing

Remember those secret fishing spots your grandfather always told you about? But he never told you where they were. Well, they're right here in Mecklenburg County. Check out the links below and see what you've been fishing for.

Boy fishing at Colonel Francis Beatty Park
Boy fishing at Colonel Francis Beatty Park
(Photo courtesy of Cathy Almon) 

Community​ Fishing:

A number of ponds in local parks are regularly stocked and managed for public fishing.  Special creel limits apply.  Quick reference chart.

You can also fish from the following Mecklenburg County parks and nature preserves that border several reservoirs on the Catawba River. State fishing regulations apply.


Fishing License Information: 

A North Carolina Fishing License is required for all anglers ages 16 and older. For more details​ or to purchase a license, contact the NC Wildlife Resource Commission at 1-888-248-6834.

Tackle Loaner Program: 

Need a rod and reel?  We'll check one out for you- just stop by a participating Nature Center (Latta Plantation, McDowell, or Reedy Creek) to borrow a rod and reel for 24 hours. ​

Address

Office Location:

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation 5841 Brookshire Blvd Charlotte, NC 28216

Contact

Nature Preserves
980-314-1000