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The following rules were amended on April 26th, 2022 at the Board of Directors Annual Meeting

  1. Reminder that a $400 Special Assessment was passed on January 1st, 2022, at a general meeting. This charge has been courtesy billed over the course of the next 4 years, at $100 per year, in addition to the typical dues and insurance for your MLA Membership.

    1. This has been included in June 2022’s bill, which consists of a $107.37 Dues and insurance charge, and a $100 special assessment charge, amounting to $207.37. Please pay any unpaid balances as soon as possible.

  2. All watercraft that can be propelled on the water requires two stickers.

    1. There will be a routine inspection this Summer, to verify and notify owners that do not have boat stickers.

    2. Violaters may be ticketed, towed, or have a violation issued by the NC Wildlife Commission

  3. Electric Motors Only, with No Wake on our lake

  4. No businesses on the Lake

    1. No selling access

    2. No boat tours

    3. No paid tours

    4. No boat rentals (kayaks, canoes, paddle boats)

  5. Cooperate with the purchaser of Old Restaurant Land on Dam maintenance

  6. Proof of residency and boat ownership for stickers

  7. No fishing/casting within 10ft of watercraft (docked or otherwise)

  8. Lake is patrolled, and inspected by lake volunteer drones. This includes compliance for sticker inspection, dam maintenance, and such.

  9. ABSOLUTELY NO CLEARING OF MCFADYEN LAKE LAND. MOST shorelines are owned by the McFayden Lake Association, when clearing does occur, vegetation should remain 18 inches tall at the shoreline, and thinning and limbing of trees should go from ground level to a maximum of 18 feet above ground. PLEASE SUBMIT ALL REQUESTS FOR CLEARING OF VEGETATION TO mcfaydenlake@hotmail.com FOR APPROVAL.

    1. This also goes for piers, docks, retaining walls, fountains and bulkheads

    2. Retaining walls must be approved by the MLA Board of Directors, requested in writing and approved.

  10. Fines may be imposed by the MLA Board Members, or its representatives, of $100 per day, until corrected, the procedure will include a hearing and appeals process via video meeting, or in writing. Violation meetings will be monthly, when violations are issued violators will receive notice of when their violation meeting will take place.

  11. Swimming is discouraged due to pollutants, geese are a large contributing factor. MLA is not responsible for any water accidents

  12. No feeding geese, geese pollute the lake with their fecal matter, and feeding them causes an increase in unsafe fecal coliform tests.

  13. No releasing of carp, coy or other non-native/invasive species

    1. Catch and release for any Largemouth Bass over 16 inches! If you plan to mount your catch, please take photos/measurements and have a replica made

  14. No planting of lilypads or other invasive plants

  15. No fishing or walking on the Mcfayden Lake Dam

  16. No dumping leaves into the lake

  17. No fish structures, fountain, or decorations/light in the Lake Water

  18. No guest memberships or unaccompanied visitors

    1. Non-members have caused many issues for our members, including theft of property, damage to property and other reckless violations

  19. Volunteers are requested for various committees, please see website for more details

All members are cautioned that appropriate fishing 
and boat licenses are required



t      MLA Boat Decals Must Be Displayed on all boats


t      Swimming is at one’s own risk.

      MLA is not responsible for water accidents of any kind.


t      Homeowners are responsible for their own security of private property.

All species of fish may be retained in accordance with the
North Carolina Fish and Game laws with exception

• Each Year, from 1 April through 15 May Is Mandatory catch and release for ALL BASS.  Fishing is discouraged to prevent disturbing the fish during the spawning season.  

• Fishing is authorized for members from dawn to dusk. 



• Each member of the McFayden Lake Association is allowed to keep 3 Bass and unlimited Crappie each day provided that: the bass are under 16 inches.


• Guests are allowed to fish provided that the McFayden Lake Association Member is present. Guests are not allowed to keep any fish.


• The McFayden Lake Association Member is held responsible for all action of their guests.


•  Carp of all size Should be removed from the lake



Violators of McFayden Lake Rules

may be ticketed, towed and/or 
their membership revoked


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