North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center - Visitor Information

7489 Raeford Road*
Fayetteville, N.C. 28304

*Due to construction of Fayetteville’s I-295 loop, the Pechmann Center is no longer available by traveling South Reilly Road. Access is available by continuing on Raeford Road, then by turning North onto Gillis Hill Road, then right on Old Raeford Road.

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.


(910) 868-5003

(910) 868-2658

Tom CarpenterCenter Director

  • Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Weekends, by event only
  • Unless noted otherwise, events are free to eligible participants.
  • Pre-registration is required for all events.
  • Help support fisheries conservation: redbreast sunfish
  • All exhibits are universally accessible.
  • Fishing platform and restrooms are universally accessible.
  • If you need any accommodations to attend a program or event, please contact the Wildlife Education Division.


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. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Diversity and Inclusive Workforce Management, Public Civil Rights Accessibility and Disability Coordinator, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041