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.


Phone: 910-868-5003

Fax: 910-868-2658

Contact: 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.