John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center


Looking for a unique, family-oriented fishing experience? Come visit the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center, the only fishing education center of its kind in North Carolina. Our center instructors teach a variety of aquatic programs to anglers of all ages and abilities. Click the button below to browse our wide variety of class options taught at the Pechmann Fishing Center, across the state, and virtually!



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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.

Phone: 910-868-5003, Fax: 910-868-2658

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Weekends, by event only)

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

Accessibility: All exhibits are universally accessible. Fishing platform and restrooms are universally accessible. If you require accommodations to attend a program or event, please contact Center Director Tom Carpenter.