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FishingCatch-and-release fishing is allowed at the following parks with a valid NC Fishing License:

  • River Road Park
  • Smith Creek Park
  • Trails End Park

The rebuilding of the River Road Park Pier was completed in July. 

A fishing license may be obtained at the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.

Fishing is a popular recreational activity in New Hanover County and many people enjoy eating their catch. North Carolina encourages people to eat a variety of fish because of the health benefits, however, certain fish contain high levels of contaminants such as mercury that may pose a health risk to humans. 

More Information

  • Long Leaf Park
  • Myrtle Grove Athletic Complex
  • Northern Regional Park at Castle Hayne
  • Ogden Park
  • Parkwood Park
  • Roland-Grise Middle School
  • Veterans Park