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!

Courses at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center and other agency courses and events can be found at the new Go Outdoors Calendar.

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Location and Information:

7489 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, N.C. 28304

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.