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Smith Pond, Rockville Centre

Located in a Village of Rockville Centre park, Smith Pond is a small Nassau County pond.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 10 feet
Area: 19 acres
Shoreline Length: 1.12 miles
Maximum depth: 8 feet
Town: Hempstead

Access:

Village of Rockville Centre Park

Restrictions: Boats are prohibited, but shoreline access is available.

Fish Species:

Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Carp, Goldfish, Brown Bullhead, American Eel

Fishing:

Bounded by Peninsula Blvd. to the northwest and Merrick Road to the south, Smith Pond is difficult to fish because of an abundance of spatterdock, a water lily like plant. The spatterdock, however, provides good habitat for some of the pond's nice sized bass and pickerel. There is plenty of variety in the panfish populations, and there is the potential to catch some larger sized individuals. There are some very large carp in the pond, but the spatterdock makes it hard to land them. Gear up with some extra heavy line if you plan to get them to shore.

Regulations:

Special fishing regulations apply (leaving DEC website to official Fishing Regulations Guide vendor website).

Health Advice on Eating Fish You Catch:

Visit NYS Department of Health website (link leaves DEC's website) for health advice on eating fish you catch. Scroll to the bottom of the page for Long Island freshwater waterbodies.