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Gilly’s Ponds

Gilly’s Ponds are a pair of small ponds, 1.3 and 0.7 acres in size, located in Gilly’s Park in Rocky Mount, Virginia. They are owned and operated by the Town of Rocky Mount and provide freshwater fishing within the town limits of Rocky Mount. The ponds are stocked with catfish (yearly), and have reproducing populations of largemouth bass, bluegill and redear sunfish. There is also a short walking trail around the pond, picnic tables, a small dock and a restroom.

Maps & Directions

Gilly’s Park is located at 780 Trail Drive, Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151 or at 37.015713° N, -79.879438° W.










Anglers can catch largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, black crappie, yellow perch, and channel catfish in these small Town ponds. Lily pads encircle the pond and in some places can make casting and retrieving difficult. There is a floating pier to fish from on the larger pond that allows anglers the opportunity to cast into deeper parks of the pond away from the floating vegetation. In certain times of the year the lily pad density can cover most of the smaller pond making angling difficult.

Biologist Reports


Largemouth Bass

  • Catch and release only

Channel Catfish

  • 3 fish per day
  • 15 inch minimum

Other Species

  • Statewide regulations

Facilities, Amenities, and Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions


  • Fee
  • Parking
  • Handicap-Accessible
  • Food Concession
  • Picnic Tables
  • Grills
  • Restrooms


  • Hiking Trails
  • Bike Trails
  • Viewing Blinds
  • Observation Platforms
  • Fishing Pier/Platform
  • Boat Ramps
  • Motorboat Access
  • Horsepower Limit
  • Electric Motor Only
  • Paddle Access
  • Camping
  • Primitive Camping Only