The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, along with the Rowan County Parks and Recreation Department, recently constructed a universally accessible fishing pier on the 10-acre lake in Dan Nicholas Park in Salisbury.
The T-shaped pier extends 60 feet into the lake and spans 48 feet across the “T.” Staff constructed alternating high and low handrails on the pier to make it easier for children and anglers in wheelchairs to cast. Staff also constructed a universally accessible sidewalk that leads to the pier.
Anglers fishing at Dan Nicholas Park can catch and release largemouth bass and a variety of sunfishes. In addition, the Commission stocks 700 channel catfish in the lake annually, allowing anglers to keep up to six catfish per day with no minimum size limit. All other statewide fishing regulations apply.
The Wildlife Commission paid for the construction of the fishing pier and sidewalk using funds from the Sport Fish Restoration Program and fishing license receipts.
Dan Nicholas Park is a 425-acre park located 8 miles southeast of Salisbury. Fishing, boating, hiking, camping, picnicking, tennis and miniature golf are among the park’s many family-friendly activities. For more information, visit the Dan Nicholas Park website or call 704-216-7803.
For more information on fishing in North Carolina, including where to fish, visit the Commission’s fishing page or call the Commission’s Inland Fisheries Division, 919-707-0220.
source: North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission