Fishing Areas in Stanly County

Albemarle City Lake CFP, Albemarle

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Rock Creek Park, Albemarle Parks and Recreation Department, Phone: (704) 984-9560

How To Go:
From the intersection of U.S. 52 and N.C. 24/27 in Albemarle, go north on U.S. 52. At the second traffic light, go west on N.C. 73 toward Concord. At the next traffic light, stay to the right on N.C. 73. After four blocks, pass fire station #2 on the left. Go 0.7 mi.; park entrance is on the left. Follow park road to the lake.

About the Albemarle City Lake:
This 80-acre impoundment is located on a 155-acrerecreational complex that offers other recreational opportunities. It was filled in 2003 after being drained for several years. A fioating boat dock and a boat launch are at the site; however, boats are limited to those propelled by wind, oars, paddles or battery operated motors less than 15 horsepower. Watercraft must be off the lake 30 minutes before sunset. Channel catfish are stocked monthly and fed regularly from April through September. Fishing tackle is available for loan for free at the main park office at Rock Creek Park in Albemarle.

Primary Fish Species: Channel catfish, largemouth bass and sunfish.

Badin Lake, Old Whitney Public Fishing Area (PFA), New London

How To Go:
From New London, take N.C. 740 east. Go 2.7 miles; turn left (north) on S.R. 1521 (Old Whitney Road). Go 2.6 miles to the parking lot on the right. The area is on the left at the end of the trail across the railroad tracks.

About the Badin Lake:
Brush has been cleared from approximately 50 yards of shoreline, and a 32-foot, wooden fishing platform has been constructed. Two fish attractors and a large tree-lap (fallen trees in the water) connected to the shoreline have been placed near the area to provide cover for fish. Yadkin, Inc. has placed picnic tables at the fishing area and portable toilets at the nearby Old Whitney Boating Access Area.

Primary Fish Species: Largemouth bass, sunfish, crappie, catfish, carp, white perch, striped bass and white bass.

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