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Fishing North Carolina

EZFishing brings you North Carolina's most comprehensive list of fishing locations, providing interactive maps that show each location's GPS coordinates, nearby facilities (like restaurants, gas stations, marinas and fishing shops), their current and forecasted weather and, if available, their water conditions.

Registered users can rate fishing locations, post their personal/public notes and also tag them with information about fish species generally caught there as well as the most common and effective fishing techniques.

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North Carolina Fishing Resources

Fishing regulations and licensing, guides/outfitter services and local fishing clubs in North Carolina.

North Carolina Fishing Regulations

Are you familiar with the fishing regulation in North Carolina?
It is never a bad idea to check it again before your next outing.


North Carolina Fishing License

Purchasing a fishing license you are helping to preserve the environment and also ensure that future generations can enjoy fishing as you are. Among other things, your fishing license fees support fisheries and hatcheries management, education programs about fishing and conservation, protection of endangered species.

Here it is where you can get your fishing license.


Links to North Carolina Government Agencies

Here are a few websites of North Carolina's agencies involved in regulation and conservation.

North Carolina Fishing News

Check out what is the latest fishing buzz in North Carolina.

  • Family Tradition: Fishing for Adventure
  • We’re deep in western North Carolina, among huge rhododendrons and house-size boulders and poplars and hawks and I hope not too many bears, and we’re fishing the fairly frigid west fork of the French Broad River. My boys, 6 and 4, have been after me ...
  • www.ourstate.com
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  • 3/28/2017 8:36:00 PM
  • Small woman catches real big fish with 'cute bait'
  • Most redfish are less than half the size of this one. The largest ever caught weighed in at 94 pounds. But that record was set in 1984 in North Carolina. "My husband is 30-years-old and he's been fishing all his life. My father-in-law is 60-years-old and .
  • WAFB
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  • 3/28/2017 4:08:00 PM
  • Volunteer for Southeastern Wildlife
  • A volunteer takes notes while working with North Carolina biologists in a southern Appalachian bog. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS. Volunteering at your hometown refuge, fish hatchery or station is a great place to begin. Search the National Volunteer ...
  • www.fws.gov
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  • 3/22/2017 12:55:00 PM
  • Angling for answers about the global fish market
  • Some 3,000 miles, a slight tick south of Raleigh, North Carolina is an example of how the economy of fishing affects us all. It is in the fishing bucket-list, destination of Costa Rica that this third-world county suffers from first-world fishing-economics
  • Durham Herald Sun
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  • 3/20/2017 3:42:00 PM
  • Family Fishing Fiesta April 8 at Jordan Lake State Park, N.C.
  • About N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Since 1947, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has been dedicated to the conservation and sustainability of the state's fish and wildlife resources through research, scientific management, wise use ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 3/20/2017 5:56:00 AM
  • Fridays on the Fly: 5 Guides Share Their Spring Fly Fishing Secrets
  • NC: The Shelton Laurel & Big Laurel Rivers near Hot Springs, North Carolina are great options for Spring fly fishing due to good hatches, easy access, and consistent water levels. The Tuckaseegee River near Cullowhee is also a great Spring fly fishing ...
  • blueridgeoutdoors.com
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  • 3/17/2017 7:22:00 PM
  • Three Questions: Ott DeFoe
  • Anyways, I was fishing a BFL (Bass Fishing League) regional event on Kerr Lake (located on the border of North Carolina and Virginia) fishing way up a river. It was really shallow up there. Maybe 4-foot deep at maximum. Anyway, I didn't follow the correct
  • Outdoors First
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  • 3/16/2017 8:47:00 PM
  • Drones take research to new heights
  • Like, for example, whales, though he usually focuses on ocean-dwelling mammalian ones, not inflatable ones on loan from the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher and strapped to the ground on a day when the wind is gusting to 20 mph. One of the ways he ..
  • Phys
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  • 3/16/2017 2:00:00 PM
  • Southern muskies: The fish of many casts
  • What may be the the top freshwater angling challenge in North Carolina is within a 2.5 hour drive of Lake Norman. Muskellunge, aka muskies, are a top predatory gamefish that can be described as a freshwater barracuda. Notoriously an unpredictable fish ...
  • lakenormanpublications.com
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  • 3/16/2017 5:32:00 AM
  • N.C. Trawlers Charged with Illegal Striper Harvest
  • received information that commercial trawlers were illegally fishing for Atlantic striped bass in federal waters off the coast of North Carolina. Upon receiving the information, NOAA engaged the assistance of the U.S. Coast Guard and a patrol vessel in the
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 3/10/2017 8:09:00 AM
  • Eighth annual Fishing Flea Market to be held in Chesapeake
  • Federal waters have been closed to cobia fishing. North Carolina state waters will be open May through August, with a one-fish-per-person up to four-fish-per-boat bag limit. Virginia's regulations will be set at the March 28 VMRC meeting. Virginia's ...
  • Daily Press
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  • 3/10/2017 12:31:00 AM
  • Family Fishing Fiesta April 8 at Jordan Lake S.P. in North Carolina
  • Saturday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fish! Play Games! Win Prizes! Come join the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the N.C. State Parks on Saturday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Jordan Lake State Park for a free Family Fishing Fiesta.
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 3/9/2017 7:54:00 AM
  • Fly Fishing Workshop for Women March 11 at North Carolina's Pechmann Center
  • Paula Wood (l) from Bracey, Va., reeled in a nice-sized channel catfish after getting casting instructions from fly-fishing instructor Jeannette Gallaher (r) during the 2016 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman fly-fishing workshop. FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The N.C ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 3/9/2017 7:54:00 AM
  • Pair plead guilty to illegal fishing
  • Based on the same review, NOAA also determined that Potter, then Captain of the Jane Carolyn, a commercial trawler, was fishing for Atlantic striped bass nine nautical miles from the coast of North Carolina on the same day that the Lady Samaira was boarded
  • 6 WECT
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  • 3/7/2017 10:35:00 PM
  • Pair pleads guilty to illegal fishing
  • Based on the same review, NOAA also determined that Potter, then Captain of the Jane Carolyn, a commercial trawler, was fishing for Atlantic striped bass nine nautical miles from the coast of North Carolina on the same day that the Lady Samaira was boarded
  • 6 WECT
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  • 3/7/2017 10:35:00 PM
  • Gator carries huge fish in its mouth across Trinity golf course
  • Norma Respess had family in town from North Carolina and was enjoying a round of golf Thursday afternoon. "That's fantastic. I've never seen that before", witness Norma Respess said. "What a sight. He's holding on to that fish", Respass said. She said she
  • The Oak Ridge Observer
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  • 3/7/2017 12:31:00 PM
  • Top road trips USA
  • Visitors can catch the Parkway anywhere between Rockfish Gap, Virginia near Roanoke and at the western tip of North Carolina, after passing through Asheville. Regardless of where you land on the BRP, colorful landscapes around every corner will capture ...
  • travelphotodiscovery.com
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  • 3/6/2017 3:17:00 PM

North Carolina Guides/Outfitters

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North Carolina Fishing Clubs

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