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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.

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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.

  • Inshore fishing is hot along coasts of both Carolinas
  • If you’re not fishing right now, then you’re missing out. Redfish, flounder, black drum, sheepshead — they’re all biting, and even the speckled trout, which North Carolina anglers are not currently allowed to keep, and South Carolina anglers are ...
  • North Carolina Sportsman
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  • 5/10/2018 11:50:00 AM
  • Jaskiewicz Wins IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Event at Georgetown, South Carolina
  • Big Trout award, along with $100 in Berkley credit, and $300 in PENN products. Andrew Imes, of Bolivia, North Carolina, finished in a close second with a total of 48.00 inches. The angler fished jigs in the Oak Island area and won $1,175 along with the $ .
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 5/3/2018 6:14:00 PM
  • The Best of North Carolina Summer Saltwater Fishing
  • For some outstanding North Carolina saltwater fishing, try these are some top spots for flounder, trout and redfish (and more). May is the first month of spring when water temperature and baitfish form a nexus to produce consistent saltwater bites in North
  • Game & Fish
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  • 5/3/2018 3:35:00 PM
  • City Fish Evolve Different Body Forms Than Country Fish
  • A North Carolina State University study examining the effects of urbanization on the evolution of fish body shape produced both expected and surprising results: One fish species became more sleek in response to urbanization, while another species became ..
  • news.ncsu.edu
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  • 4/27/2018 5:36:00 PM
  • Urban fish grow into different shapes than their rural relatives
  • April 27 (UPI) --City fish evolve different body shapes than their rural peers, new research out of North Carolina State University shows. Dozens of surveys have focused on urban-rural differences in animal health and behavior or water quality, but the ...
  • Upi.com
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  • 4/27/2018 3:42:00 PM
  • City fish evolve different body forms than country fish
  • Credit: Elizabeth Kern. A North Carolina State University study examining the effects of urbanization on the evolution of fish body shape produced both expected and surprising results: One fish species became more sleek in response to urbanization ...
  • Phys.org
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  • 4/27/2018 2:49:00 PM
  • The Fishing Line April 25
  • I saw a picture of a couple and they were just as described – “nice.” Libation Charters brought their boat home from North Carolina, but not before squeezing in some fishing as they traveled back to Cape May. They went four for five on “smaller ...
  • Cape May County Herald Newspapers
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  • 4/25/2018 7:14:00 PM
  • Is There A Mutant Fish In North Carolina!?
  • Finding comedy in everything and everything in comedy. interrobang, in·ter·ro·bang [in-ter-uh-bang] ‽ (often represented by ?! / !?), is a nonstandard punctuation designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a ...
  • The Interrobang
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  • 4/23/2018 3:53:00 PM
  • Shark Trade Bill to Protect U.S. Fisheries
  • North Carolina Fisheries Association, and Directed Sustainable Fisheries. It is also supported by the Louisiana Shrimp Association; environmental groups, such as the Wildlife Conservation Society; and zoo and aquarium facilities, such as Mote Marine ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 3/19/2018 3:22:00 PM
  • Western North Carolina trout fishing report
  • Western North Carolina has some of the best fly fishing in the southeast, and the rivers near Brevard are no exception. March is often an unpredictable time of year due to the weather, but things are looking good for fishing the French Broad River and the
  • North Carolina Sportsman
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  • 3/14/2018 12:58:00 PM
  • Western North Carolina trout fishing report
  • Western North Carolina has some of the best fly fishing in the southeast, and the rivers near Brevard are no exception. March is often an unpredictable time of year due to the weather, but things are looking good for fishing the French Broad River and the
  • Carolina Hunting
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  • 3/14/2018 12:40:00 PM
  • NC Catch hosts commercial fishing summit
  • BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. -- Bringing in more than $100 million, the fishing industry is a critical part of the North Carolina economy. State officials visited Southport Tuesday to talk about triumphs and challenges of the industry. Marine Fisheries say the .
  • spectrumlocalnews.com
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  • 3/13/2018 10:01:00 PM
  • Lake Lanier Day 3 Coverage
  • 9:00 Williams is fishing pockets, Weisenburger limits Running to a pocket with docks near where the Chestatee and Chattahoochee intersect, David Williams has started fishing like he’s back in North Carolina. Slinging a jig and a vibrating jig ...
  • Fishing League Worldwide
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  • 3/10/2018 12:32:00 PM
  • 4 tips to make the best fish at home
  • Season the fish with a barbecue spice, replace the bok choy with spinach or thinly sliced collard greens, and make a braising liquid of a North Carolina-style barbecue sauce or a thicker sweet style cut with water. Once you try this recipe, it will become
  • The News & Observer
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  • 3/9/2018 8:15:00 PM
  • Dr. Charles Hall: The Laws Of Nature Trump Economics
  • And I did my PhD on the energetics of fish migration. I worked in a small stream in Duke Forest, North Carolina. I was at University of North Carolina. And at that time, the idea was that fish had home ranges, and they didn't move. And I put what they call
  • Seeking Alpha
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  • 3/6/2018 11:32:00 AM
  • Santee Basin Diadromous Fish Plan Updated
  • Originating in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, the Santee Basin is the second largest watershed on the East Coast, second only to the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and supports important commercial and recreational fisheries. For the migratory fish
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 3/6/2018 8:13:00 AM
  • How to Catch Atlantic Sheepshead on Piers and Jetties
  • Once the fiddler crabs start moving around well in the spring, if I'm fishing from the North Carolina Outer Banks down to the St Augustine area in Florida, I gather my own supply of fiddler crabs. and as soon as the ocean waters start warming up I start ..
  • skyaboveus.com
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  • 3/4/2018 8:41:00 PM
  • GREAT OUTDOORS: New fishing regulations began March 1
  • The Holston River below John Sevier Dam is closed to snagging March 1-31 and April 16 – May 31. Tennessee and North Carolina now have a reciprocal agreement for sport fishing on all of Calderwood Reservoir and Slickrock Creek on the state line.
  • thedailytimes
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  • 3/4/2018 5:15:00 AM
  • Calamari on the menu as feds maintain US squid fishing quota
  • The squid have been brought to shore from Maine to North Carolina over the years, and the fishery is based mostly in Rhode Island. Fishermen harvested more than 14.7 million pounds of shortfin squid and nearly 40 million pounds of longfin squid in 2016.
  • News & Record
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  • 3/2/2018 4:06:00 AM
  • Santee Basin Diadromous Fish Plan Update
  • Originating in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, the Santee Basin is the second largest watershed on the East Coast, second only to the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and supports important commercial and recreational fisheries. For the migratory fish
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 3/1/2018 5:48:00 AM
  • Trout waters to close for fishing March 1 to April 7
  • For more information on trout fishing in North Carolina, visit the commission’s trout fishing page at www.ncwildlife.org/Learning/Species/Fish/Trout/Trout-Fishing or call the Inland Fisheries Division at 919-707-0220.
  • Watauga Democrat
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  • 2/28/2018 5:23:00 AM
  • Santee Basin Diadromous Fish Plan updated
  • Originating in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, the Santee Basin is the second largest watershed on the East Coast, second only to the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and supports important commercial and recreational fisheries. For the migratory fish
  • KLAS Press Release
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  • 2/28/2018 12:02:00 AM

North Carolina Guides/Outfitters

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North Carolina Fishing Clubs

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