There are numerous public waters around the Westminster area to freshwater fish. Please note that all persons, age 16 and over, must have a license. For information on licenses and fees, the size and creel limits of various species of fish and specific rules for individual fishing locations, such as Put-And-Take Fishing Areas and Designated Trout Waters, please consult the Maryland Freshwater Sportfishing Guide published by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Obtain Your Fishing License
Where to buy a fishing license in Westminster:
280 Woodward Road
Westminster, MD 21157
Ph: 410-857-8307

  • Patapsco River - Main stem of the South Branch from MD32 at Sykesville downstream to its confluence with the North Branch of the Patapsco River
  • Monocacy River
Lakes & Ponds
  • Bennett Cerf Pond - Off MD27 within Random House Industrial Park
  • Farm Museum Pond - West of MD32 near Center Street in the Carroll County Farm Museum complex
  • Lake Hashawha - Off Rinehart Road
  • Liberty Reservoir - MD26 near Wards Chapel Road
  • North Carroll Community Pond - MD30 at Manchester
  • Piney Run Reservoir - Martz Road off White Rock Road near Eldersburg
  • Roberts Field Pond - MD30 at Hampstead
  • Robert's Mill Pond - East of Taneytown, north of MD140
  • Upper John Owings Pond - John Owings Road
  • Westminster Community Pond - MD140 at MD97 near Westminster
Runs & Streams
  • Beaver Run Watershed - Upstream of MD91
  • Morgan Run - Upstream from London Bridges Road to MD97
  • Piney Run - Main stem downstream from Arrington Road
Fishing Locations for Mobility-Impaired Anglers
  • Project Access - Morgan Run - Located on Morgan Run at Klees Mill Road
  • Piney Run Reservoir - In Piney Run Park