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Concord rod & gun club

Members may fish the Club’s pond year-round. Species you’ll find in the pond include largemouth bass, chain pickerel, crappie, yellow perch, catfish, and sunfish. As a member, you can fish from the land surrounding the pond, our dock, or boats and canoes provided by the Club. No license is required to fish our pond. 

Historically, we stocked the pond with trout. But in the last 3-4 years, we have been transitioning the pond to a habitat for largemouth bass and other naturally-occurring native fish species, after studies found the water acidity and depth not conducive to the survival of the stocked trout. We stocked the pond in recent, successive years instead, using a hearty New England strain of largemouth bass, along with the minnows they prey on. Currently, the native species and the stocked bass seem to be doing very well. We encourage only catch & release fishing, as we build up fish stocks.

Due to the fact that we have had to lower water levels to reduce the strain on the earthen dam for needed maintenance, weed growth fueled by sunlight penetrating the shallower water has been an issue in the last few years. While this looks different (especially later in the summer), we commissioned studies on native versus invasive plant life, the levels of mud accumulating, and the overall health of Angiers pond. The results of these studies indicated mostly a sand bottom and that the pond was in relatively good health regarding oxygen levels and other measured metrics.

As we have had to reserve funds recently for dam maintenance, we will not be doing expensive weed removal any time soon, nor was this recommended by the results of the studies. Again, while weedier, the pond is generally healthy and we expect excellent bass fishing this summer.

Here is a video of some of our fishing activities.

For more information, contact the fishing and pond committee Chair at

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