Howell Woods offers five ponds of various sizes plus access to the Neuse River and Hannah and Mill Creeks for recreational fishing. Two of the ponds are stocked with catfish and/or hybrid sunfish while the other ponds are "naturally" stocked by seasonal floods. Fishing platforms are available at most ponds.
A valid North Carolina fishing license and prior reservations are required to fish on the property. Special keep/release and bait restrictions apply to fishing on the property all of which are explained upon check-in.
Small man-made ponds and natural waterways with bank fishing or small, electric powered motor boats are the venues and methods of fishing at Howell Woods.
Reservations for fishing should be made in advance by calling the Learning Center.
User fee of $5 adults/$3 kids.