Learn How to Manage Your Pond
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North Carolina ponds offer excellent fishing for Tarheel anglers and represent a significant portion of the state’s water resources. Properly managed ponds can provide excellent fishing opportunities to many anglers at a reasonable cost. However, careful planning and wise management are necessary to maintain high quality fishing in a pond year after year.
To maintain a healthy, productive fish population, you must select the site carefully, construct the pond properly, maintain good water quality, and stock and harvest the pond correctly. Often the difference between a productive pond and an unproductive one is the ability of the owner to obtain sound pond management advice and carry out the recommended practices.
NC State Extension provides this great publication on pond management: