About the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center

John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center

Looking for a unique, family-oriented fishing experience? Come visit the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville, N.C. Built in 2007, the Pechmann Center is the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s newest education facility and is the only fishing education center of its kind in North Carolina. Center instructors teach a variety of aquatic programs to anglers of all ages and abilities.

Visitor Information

7489 Raeford Road
Fayetteville, N.C. 28304

Phone: (910) 868-5003
Fax: (910) 868-2658
Contact: Tom Carpenter, Center Director

Hours of Operation:
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon.-Fri; weekends, by event only

Unless noted otherwise, events are free to eligible participants. Pre-registration is required for all events.

All exhibits are universally accessible. Fishing platform and restrooms are universally accessible.

Help support fisheries conservation

In response to the request for a description of methods used to inform public beneficiaries of their rights to file a complaint of alleged discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability we publish the following statement in our federally supported publications. 

Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior and its bureaus prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age or sex (in educational programs). If you believe that you have been discriminated against in any program, activity or facility, or if you desire further information, please write to: Equal Employment Officer, 1703 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1703; or call (919)707-0101.