** Public Program **
Take Your Grandparent(s) Fishing for National Grandparents Day
Sunday, September 7, 3–5 p.m.
Calling all grandchildren – bring your grandparent(s) fishing for a late afternoon of fishing fun on Harris Lake. Bring your own pole or borrow one of ours through the “Tackle Loaner Program.” Park staff will be available for basic instruction, if needed. There will also be some fun fishing activities, including taking your photo with a giant fish!
All persons 16 and over who wish to fish must have a license.
For all ages; meet at the Longleaf Shelter
Registration Required: Yes
A handicap-accessible fishing pier is located near the picnic area. The pier was built in cooperation with NC Wildlife Resource Commission, Progress Energy and Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space.
The fishing pond is stocked with channel catfish once a month from May to September. The three-acre pond also contains largemouth bass, bluegill and redear sunfish.
All North Carolina fishing regulations apply. Please review our park rules
to ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone!
Borrow a Fishing Pole (Tackle Loaner Program)
Register for the program by stopping by the park office and filling out an application. Once registered, you will be able to borrow a fishing rod equipped with hook, sinker and bobber. You will have to provide your own bait, so do not forget to bring those worms, grubs or bait of choice!
We are also proud to provide fishing equipment for fishermen with limited mobility. We have two closed-faced, battery-powered, spinning reels intended for one-handed use. Equipment is loaned out to registered participants at no cost. You can check the equipment out for the day. Contact the park office for further information on fishing equipment available for people with disabilities!