Grab your fishing rod and fish in one of our two ponds. Fishing is on a catch-and-release basis at both ponds.

Pond at Techny Prairie Park and Fields

Fish at the pond located right behind the Anetsberger Golf Shop/Techny Prairie Center building. There are three designated fishing pads to fish from on the south side of the pond. Fishing is not allowed around the perimeter of the pond adjacent to golf holes.

Lake Shermerville at Wood Oaks Green Park

Fishing is also permitted at Lake Shermerville, a man-made lake in Wood Oaks Green Park. The lake provides a picturesque location for relaxing and fishing.

Live Bait

Purchase live bait at the Anetsberger Golf Shop/Techny Prairie Center building.


Fishing licenses are not needed for children but are needed for ages 16 and up. For more information on fishing, read the Illinois Fishing Information guide at the Department of Natural Resources website. The booklet is packed with useful information on places to fish and rules to follow when fishing in Illinois.