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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

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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.

  • Stanley ‘Stosh’ Muzychko, 82, enjoyed fishing and woodworking
  • Stosh enjoyed fishing, woodworking, taking friends and family on his first boat the “Chris Miss” on the Raritan Bay, his retirement in North Carolina, and spending time with his family and friends. Overall, Stosh enjoyed anything that involved helping ...
  • Port City Daily
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  • 2/21/2018 3:32:00 PM
  • New Faces at Wednesday's Career Fair
  • Comedian Jourdain Fisher Tonight Jourdain Fisher is a New York-based comedian who was born and raised in North Carolina. He will be bringing laughs to Michigan Tech at 10 p.m. tonight (Feb. 16) in the MUB Ballroom. This performance is free (funded by the .
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  • 2/16/2018 5:53:00 AM
  • Our Coast’s History: North Carolina’s First Fish
  • SWANSBORO — The mighty red drum is the official state fish. Powerful bluefin tunas off the Outer Banks inspire TV dramas. Majestic marlins spawn fishing competitions that can make contestants rich. Popular saltwater fish, like flounder, speckled trout ...
  • Coastal Review Online
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  • 2/16/2018 5:41:00 AM
  • Salute shad, the kickoff fish
  • Whether it’s American or Hickory shad on North Carolina’s Tar or Cape Fear rivers and the several streams and creeks near them, or South Carolina’s American shad on the Cooper or Santee rivers, you’ll find plenty of strong fish to cure your winter ...
  • North Carolina Sportsman
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  • 2/15/2018 1:35:00 PM
  • Fridays on the Fly | Kayak Fishing 101
  • About the Author Jessica Whitmire is the Operations and Marketing Director for Headwaters Outfitters, a Fly Fishing and Paddle Sports Outfitter located in Rosman, North Carolina on the banks of the French Broad River. Headwaters was voted Best Fly Fishing
  • Blue Ridge Outdoors
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  • 2/12/2018 1:29:00 PM
  • Coast Guard ends search for missing fishing boat off NJ coast
  • North Carolina. The water in the area of the search was 46 degrees with 25 mph winds and 10 foot waves, according to the Coast Guard. A good Samaritan fishing boat crew helping with the search located possible debris from the boat on Thursday. Milne ...
  • New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio
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  • 2/10/2018 2:13:00 PM
  • New fish house in Stumpy Point helps keeps a tradition alive
  • In turn, Best’s uncle, Alton Best was one of the original incorporators of the North Carolina Fisheries Association in 1952. Commercial fishing has long been in the family’s blood. Midgett grew up in the village where crab pots, boats, flamingos and ...
  • The Outer Banks Voice
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  • 2/9/2018 12:38:00 PM
  • Broken tank fills grocery store aisle with flopping fish
  • "The aquarium broke," the filmer wrote. "All fishes were on the floor. Working personnel were trying to save the fish." North Carolina farmer stumbles on nest of newborn black bears 1 minute ago ago Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A North Carolina farmer whose heavy ...
  • United Press International
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  • 2/6/2018 5:28:00 PM
  • How cold was it in January? Bad enough to kill a lot of fish.
  • The record-breaking freeze that hit eastern North Carolina the first week of January was so cold that it killed a massive number of fish in tidal creeks and estuaries along the coast. Hardest hit was the spotted seatrout, a fish especially popular with ...
  • The News & Observer
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  • 2/5/2018 4:38:00 PM
  • Carl White: An angry river and a big fish
  • I never will forget a three-day fly fishing trip I made a few years ago in Western North Carolina. I had been invited to explore the newly mapped Western N.C. Fly Fishing Trail. I was concerned about the timing of the trip for a few reasons: it was a very
  • indexjournal.com
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  • 2/3/2018 9:29:00 AM
  • Coast Guard frees, dewaters entangled fishing vessel near Oregon Inlet, NC
  • The crew aboard the 50-foot commercial fishing vessel Big Tahuna called watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington via VHF-FM channel 16 at about 3:50 p.m., indicating they were taking on water just inside Bonner ..
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  • 2/2/2018 11:08:00 PM
  • tuna, sailfish, dorado aboard good day in costa rica!
  • TUNA, SAILFISH & DORADO ABOARD GOOD DAY! It was the fourth & final day of fishing for Doug, Gordon & Jonathan from North Carolina yesterday. The guys have enjoyed an excellent week of Offshore fishing in Quepos & today was no exception. 4 Yellowfin Tuna ..
  • jackpotsportfishingcostarica.com
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  • 2/2/2018 6:49:00 PM
  • North Carolina Crappie Fishing Forecast 2018
  • Triangle lakes are tops for numbers and sizes, but anglers can find decent North Carolina crappie fishing from the Appalachian foothills to the coast. Fortunately for anglers, the Tar Heel State offers a cornucopia of gamefish species. Without taking sides
  • gameandfishmag.com
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  • 2/2/2018 3:39:00 PM
  • Maribou Madness Fly Tying Workshops in Fayetteville, NC, March 3-4
  • Fayetteville, NC. The Fayetteville, North Carolina program of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. will conduct Marabou Madness V Fly Tying Event on March 3 - 4, 2018 at the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission's Pechmann Fishing Education ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 1/30/2018 6:47:00 AM
  • Coast Guard Assists Fishing Boat Near Hatteras Inlet, NC
  • WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard assisted a fishing vessel taking on water in Pamlico Sound near Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina, this morning. Watchstanders at Sector North Carolina's Command Center received notification via VHF-FM channel 16 that the ..
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 1/29/2018 9:27:00 AM
  • Coast Guard assists fishing boat taking on water near Hatteras Inlet, NC
  • WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard assisted a fishing vessel taking on water in Pamlico Sound near Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina, this morning. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina’s Command Center received notification via VHF-FM ...
  • coastguardnews.com
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  • 1/26/2018 10:42:00 PM
  • With warmer weather, some species of fish biting in area waters
  • In North Carolina waters, spotted seatrout are closed to harvest for all fishermen, recreational and commercial, until June 15. Look For: Sheepshead, black sea bass, black drum, tautog, weakfish, flounder, whiting, croaker. Comments: Each winter ...
  • Myrtle Beach Online
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  • 1/26/2018 7:50:00 PM
  • Spinning fishing: A happy medium
  • When fishing large pools, work from the outside in. Spinning lures are legal for fishing trout streams in North Carolina, South Carolina, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Exceptions are those streams limited to fly fishing only. Spinning lures
  • North Carolina Sportsman
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  • 1/26/2018 12:33:00 PM
  • Ranger Boats Showcases Saltwater and Pontoon Line at Raleigh Show
  • FLIPPIN, Ark. – Ranger Boats is once again bringing its acclaimed line of performance fishing boats, along with industry-leading sales incentives, to the Raleigh Convention Boat Show running February 1-4 at Raleigh, North Carolina. In conjunction with ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 1/26/2018 8:50:00 AM
  • Fly Tying Fest in Annapolis Feb. 24-25
  • Gary Dubiel, owner of Spec Fever Guide Service, part of the Temple Fork design team, and innovator of the pop-n-swap method for catching giant redfish, will discuss fishing North Carolina for shark, redfish, speckled trout, and many other species.
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 1/23/2018 4:50:00 AM
  • Fly Fishing Journey: Interview with Between Two Banks
  • At this point, Jacob had already been a professional fly fishing guide for a while. Western North Carolina contains a wealth of trout streams, with larger rivers and small mountain brook trout streams abounding. In 2013, he took a big step and began ...
  • castingacross.com
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  • 1/22/2018 2:40:00 PM
  • Tighter requirements for commercial fishing licenses proposed
  • A proposal to tighten the requirements to get a commercial fishing license in North Carolina is nearing review by the state Marine Fisheries Commission following recommendations from a committee last week. But any changes to the rules for being able to ...
  • The Outer Banks Voice
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  • 1/22/2018 1:06:00 PM
  • Year on the Tar: Winter's cold adds chill to fishing thrills
  • The vibrant colors of autumn had metamorphosed into the browns, grays and whites of eastern North Carolina winter. Snow flew and blew in the 30-degree air as we prepped our gear. As was the case when I fished with Abrams on the upper branch of the Tar in .
  • Reflector
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  • 1/21/2018 5:26:00 AM

North Carolina Guides/Outfitters

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North Carolina Fishing Clubs

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