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HollyDay Farms Fishing & Picnic Pond

Fee Fishing Pond in Union County, NC

Come on over and fish at my pond at HollyDay Farms!

2023 HOURS

We’re open to the public for fishing with no fishing license required,

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Sunrise to Sunset. Text 980-328-8307 with:

1. Date & time you’d like to arrive to the farm 
2. How many guests are age 13 and above.
3. How many guests are 12 and under.


My 2-acre pond is all natural and self-sustaining.  In order to continue that, we are a catch-and-release pond only.

We’ve got sunfish, crappie, largemouth bass, brim, and more!


The beautiful park like environment gives you access to a fishing dock and gazebo, a bridge to a small island, shaded areas, a porch swing, corn hole boards, and some concessions where my kiddos will be selling beverages, snacks, bait and more!  We also have a few picnic tables and firepit area.


No minnow bait allowed.

All we ask is for you to sign a waiver and make a donation, most people give $10 per person.  This covers the cost of keeping the pond and grounds maintained. Cash or Card are accepted.

*Kids ages 12 and under are always FREE

*Special Needs Persons are always FREE

*Our property is flat and wheelchair accessible


The waiver lets you know that you are fishing at your own risk, there’s no swimming allowed, no pets allowed, no alcohol allowed, no barbecuing, and other info that keeps everyone safe.  You can read the waiver on our facebook page.

POND HISTORY AND DEMOGRAPHICS: A lot of people ask “where” to catch certain fish in the pond so I’m going to give you loyal followers the secrets! The south side of the pond (closest to the road) is the original part of the pond which was established from 2 natural springs sometime over 60 years ago. This is the deepest and coolest part of the pond where the bass love to hang out and where all the biggest bass have been caught. The north side of the pond (closest to the house) was part of the pond expansion which happened around the year 1999-2000 by the Starnes family. This part is not as deep (8-10 feet) and stays warmer so the smaller fish like the brim, sunfish and crappie like to hang out. It’s pretty much a guarantee that if you fish from the gazebo or the island you will catch something! We have about 3000 sunfish, 2000 crappy and 400 bass in our 2-acre pond.

Hope to see you soon and happy fishing!

HollyDay Farms Address: 1712 Ruben Rd. Monroe, NC 28112



Sign Your Fishing Waiver

Click on the below link to be directed to a google document where you can print and sign our fishing waiver.

Local Newspaper Feature on HollyDay Farms

The Tri-W newspaper recently visited HollyDay Farms and here's their wonderful article about Holly and all that they do at her farm!


HollyDay Farms Donations

If you'd like to donate to the farm for us to continue offering public fishing, you can do so here via paypal.  Thank you so much for your support!

Fire Pit Reservation Form

There’s nothing better than sitting out in the country, by a beautiful pond, under the stars, night fishing with friends all while having a roaring fire, food, drinks, music and cornhole!  

We have a great fire pit area you can rent out by the hour! It’s $30 per hour which includes the wood and a lighter. The long benches can seat 35-40 people. You can rent it out while you’re fishing and have a picnic with your family around a warm fire…OR you can rent it out in the evening (or weekdays) and Invite your friends for a fire pit, cornhole, s’mores party with night fishing, just bring your own food and drinks OR we can have that all ready for you too! We can provide a pizza night, catered meal, full bar, tables/chairs and decor, outdoor movie setup, tents, speakers and more! Fishin’, fire, friends and fun!! Please fill out this reservation form to let us know how you’d like to reserve this area.

Couple of reminders...if you reserve this during fishing hours, we do not allow alcohol to be consumed as we want to keep a peaceful and quiet setting for our guests.  If you reserve this after fishing hours, you’re welcome to bring your own food or beverages of your choice.

Also, we ask that all guests, ages 12 and over, make a $10 donation to enter the farm. The fire pit reservation is an additional $30 per hour.

There will be no refunds; however, if it is expected to rain, you must call to reschedule within 24 hours prior to your event start time.

You are welcome to bring tents/canopies to set up for your group as well as portable chairs and portable tables.  If you’d like us to provide those, please indicate that below.

There are 2 corn hole board setups next to the firepit that you are welcome to use and a porch swing that looks out over the pond.  We also have a porta potty on site for your use.

Join us for a memorable night!

Evening Fire Pit Area


Daytime Fire Pit Area


Enjoying a Fall Evening




  • Fish whenever you want and outside public fishing hours, on weekdays, nights, off-season, and year-round.  Just text a few hours before to make sure there’s no private event. 6am-10pm

  • Skip signing a waiver and having to pay each visit.

  • No Fishing License Required.

  • Unlimited visits throughout the year when we’re not having a private event!

  • Catch and Release Only.


January $300

February $275

March $250

April $225

May $200

June $175

July $150

Aug. $125

Sept. $100

Oct. $75

Nov. $50

Dec. $25

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