Fishing at Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in North Carolina. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).
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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Pee Dee NWR Fishing Regulations The Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge is one of over 540 National Wildlife Refuges in the United States. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service administers the refuge, and is responsible for conserving, protecting, and enhancing the nation’s fish and wildlife populations and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the public. Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge Sport Fishing Regulations & Permit Sport fishing on the Pee Dee National Wildlife refuge is allowed by permit only. The regulations listed below supplement the general regulations which govern fishing on National Wildlife Refuges, as set forth in Title 50, Code of Federal Regulations. Refuge Specific Regulations Fishing is allowed on refuge waters, seven days a week from one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset. No night fishing. During firearms deer hunts, no fishing or other public activities are allowed within the hunting areas. See public use regulations, or inquire at the refuge office for hunt dates. Gasoline-powered boat motors may not be used. Boats are subject to all federal and state laws governing their use. Possession or use of trotlines, set hooks, gigs, jug lines, limb lines, snagging devices, nets, seines, fish traps or other special devices is prohibited. No littering. Fishing areas will be closed if litter is not picked up. Taking or attempting to take frogs, turtles and snakes is prohibited. Swimming is prohibited in refuge waters. The use or possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited. Camping and fires are prohibited. Pee Dee NWR Sport Fishing Permit The signing of this leaflet validates your refuge sport fishing permit, and must be in your possession while fishing. You must also possess a valid North Carolina fishing license. Waterfowl sanctuaries are closed to all public use activities from November 25 through March 14. Ponds closed for maintenance will be posted. I have read and understand these regulations. August 2018 All other ponds and refuge waters are open to fishing from March 15 through October 15 only. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 1 800/344 WILD Refuge Fishing Season Fishing is open year round in Sullivan Pond. Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge 5770 Highway 52 North Wadesboro, NC 28170 704/694 4424 http://www.fws.gov/peedee/ All other sport fishing regulations are in accordance with state law. Signature Not valid until signed Signs Protect Visitors and Resources Millions of people visit national wildife refuges each year. The impact of human activity, if not regulated, can degrade these wildlands. Signs control recreational activities while protecting natural resources on the refuge. Please respect the following signs. Grassy Island Road Pressley Creek Pee Dee River 109 Beaver Ponds Kursten Road Gaddy Bridge Beaver Pond Road Pipeline Grassy Island Road Gaddy Road Pinkston River Road Big Oak Road 1627 U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE Redhouse Road Clark Road Flat Fork Creek Observation Refuge Boundary Highways Paved State Roads Pipeline Dennis Road R T E NO HUNTING ZONE Area open to Deer, Raccoon, Opossum, and Turkey hunting only. Closed to all access November 25 - March 14 Area open to Deer hunting only Closed to all access November 25 - March 14 Area open to Deer, Raccoon, Opossum and Turkey hunting only. Closed to all hunting November 25 - March 14 Refuge Roads Area closed to hunting Road Closed Seasonally Area open to deer hunting only T R Fishing Canoe Launch Dennis Road N T OF THE I PA Area open to Dove, Quail, Rabbit, Deer Raccoon, Opossum, Squirrel and Turkey hunting Refuge Headquarters Little Pond EN U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE Dennis Road 1627 Dennis Road Legend 1650 Sullivan Pond Tall Pines Road M Grassy Island Road Pinkston River Road Bennett Bridge Hurricane Creek T All public entry prohibited GTR Road Wildlife Drive IO 109 DE Pipeline AREA BEYOND THIS SIGN CLOSED R Wildlife Drive Ross Road Brown Creek Brown Creek Matthew Street Arrowhead Lake PA Pipeline Ross Pond Pee Dee River Anson County DE Ross Pond Road Palmetto Branch U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE R Palmetto Branch Anson Access Road Grassy Island Road Ross Road UNAUTHORIZED ENTRY PROHIBITED Richmond County Rodgers Road McBride Road 109 R 52 Andrews Pond Thoroughfare Creek Griffin Road NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE IO Canal Branch Jack Currie Road M E R 1627 EN N T OF THE I T This sign delineates the refuge boundary. Entry is permitted only for authorized uses (hunting, fishing, sightseeing, etc.) in accordance with refuge regulations. This area is closed to all entry. No hunting, fishing or sightseeing is permitted. No roads or trails are open to the public (see map). This area is closed to all hunting. Firearms and archery equipment are strictly prohibited (see map). Refuge Violations To report violations or information regarding violations occurring on Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge, call 704/694 8494 to speak with a law enforcement officer.