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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.

  • Veterans treated to a day of fishing and camaraderie on Lake Norman
  • The organization’s Third Annual Lake Norman Top Shelf Fishin’ Festival on Thursday drew about 65 “wounded warriors” and disabled veterans from across North Carolina, including from the Fort Bragg Wounded Warriors Transition Battalion, Camp Lejeune ...
  • Charlotte Observer
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  • 4/20/2017 11:17:00 PM
  • N.J. kids talk about the oddest thing they've ever stepped on
  • I've got to say though, the weirdest thing I've ever stepped on was a clear jellyfish on the beach. When I was down in the Outer Banks, North Carolina, I was casually strolling along the water. The waves were rolling and crashing. I wasn't paying attention
  • New Jersey Online
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  • 4/19/2017 12:14:00 PM
  • Study Reveals That Fish Flee From the Sharp Noise of Seismic Surveys
  • In September 2014, University of North Carolina doctoral candidate Avery Paxton was studying how fish use the reefs off North Carolina when she was told to pack her things and clear out for the week. A different research team was about to start blasting ..
  • theterramarproject.org
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  • 4/18/2017 12:32:00 PM
  • N.J. program hopes kids who say yes to fishing will say no to drugs
  • Kaiden, a Deptford third grader, says he’s looking forward to an upcoming trip on a North Carolina tuna boat. And nearby, Eunice Askew, a Gloucester Township mother of three, is watching her son Daniel, 11, catch his first fish. “It took a while,” th ...
  • Philadelphia Daily News
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  • 4/18/2017 5:00:00 AM
  • Croaker beginning to bite on James River
  • New cobia regulations go into effect May 1 in North Carolina. Anglers will be able to keep one cobia of at least 36-inch fork length and there is a maximum vessel limit of four fish. The North Carolina cobia season will end Sept. 1. Virginia's drum fishery
  • Daily Press
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  • 4/13/2017 10:58:00 PM
  • Kids Fishing Derby at Owen Park
  • After the fish has been measured, it will be released back into the lake. Amanda Bushon, a Fisheries Biologist with the North Carolina Wildlife Commission, says of the event, “We think that fishing derbies are a great way to introduce children to fishing.
  • The Tribune Papers
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  • 4/12/2017 11:41:00 PM
  • W4F – Fly Fishing Tennessee and North Carolina “Early Spring Tips”
  • “I was switching up tactics from Streamers, Dry Dropper and Tight line nymphing throughout the day. Before all the good hatches start, early spring is all about being on your toes and being versatile. Finally caught some fish on the new Ross Reel ...
  • frankenfly.com
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  • 4/12/2017 3:13:00 PM
  • North Carolina: Fishermen Win Big in Tagging Program Drawing
  • MOREHEAD CITY – Twelve lucky fishermen won $100 each in a recent N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries' Multi-Species Tagging Program yearly drawing. The tagging program randomly selected tag numbers from more than 930 fish tags that were turned in by ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 4/10/2017 6:48:00 AM
  • Prized roe from Atlantic sturgeon now supplied by fish farms
  • Recreational and commercial fishing in coastal North Carolina has carried a long history of men who make their living from the bounty of the sea. Whether their aim is to feed their family or to earn a profit by providing fresh seafood to millions of ...
  • The Daily Advance
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  • 4/9/2017 10:10:00 AM
  • The fish are earned on a raw day in March
  • About a foot out from the cover of the sunken tree, a striped bass latched onto my swimbait and took off, waging just the sort of fight that makes the fish so highly sought after, even on the cold days, by eastern North Carolina fishermen who await their .
  • Reflector
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  • 4/9/2017 5:47:00 AM
  • Record blue catfish a sample of big cats from Santee Cooper
  • Leland Selph of Cross caught that giant in February 2012. The world record blue catfish is 143 pounds and was caught from Kerr Lake on the North Carolina-Virginia border in 2011. Channel catfish were the first big catfish to be found in the Santee Cooper .
  • The Post and Courier
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  • 4/8/2017 4:27:00 PM
  • 2nd annual Family Fishing Fiesta at Jordan Lake on April 8
  • Wildlife in North Carolina. Fishing and activities all day, with demonstrations on the half hour, until 3 p.m. 10 a.m. Event begins. Pick up your scavenger hunt passport at the welcome table. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by the grill at the pavilion for ...
  • Chatham Journal Newspaper
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  • 4/7/2017 7:14:00 PM
  • Beverly is passionate about commercial fishing
  • On a very personal note, she’s given this old man a cause for much optimism when it comes to how politicians treat the working class. God bless you and Dare County! Jerry Schill | President, North Carolina Fisheries Association, New Bern
  • Outer Banks Sentinel
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  • 4/5/2017 9:08:00 PM
  • Catch shares slow the ‘race to fish’
  • The study did not include state fisheries, such as Alaskan salmon, or those that lacked monthly catch data, such as Alaskan crab. Funding for the research came from NOAA, North Carolina Sea Grant and ECS Federal.
  • bioengineer.org
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  • 4/5/2017 6:50:00 PM
  • Catch shares slow the 'race to fish'
  • The study did not include state fisheries, such as Alaskan salmon, or those that lacked monthly catch data, such as Alaskan crab. Funding for the research came from NOAA, North Carolina Sea Grant and ECS Federal.
  • EurekAlert!
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  • 4/5/2017 5:12:00 PM
  • Thinking big? Try North Carolina’s Fly Fishing Trail
  • Spring has arrived, and for many anglers thoughts turn to fly fishing. Names like the Madison, Bighorn, North Platte and Beaverkill evoke mental images of rainbows and browns and matching the hatch. But if you heard Tuckasegee, Raven Fork, or Panthertown .
  • flylifemagazine.com
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  • 4/5/2017 12:15:00 PM
  • American Sportfishing Association Joins NC Sound Economy Coalition
  • Recreational fishing is an important component of the large and diverse fishing economy in North Carolina's coastal areas; creating important travel, tourism and manufacturing jobs. Unfortunately, the state's management of fisheries resources has led to ..
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 4/5/2017 6:04:00 AM
  • ASA Joins Economy Coalition
  • The American Sportfishing Association’s (ASA) Board of Directors voted in favor of supporting the North Carolina Sound Economy initiative at their spring meeting in late March. The NC Sound Economy is a newly formed and growing coalition of recreational ..
  • fishtrack.com
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  • 4/4/2017 3:08:00 PM
  • American Sportfishing Association backs North Carolina initiative
  • The board of the American Sportfishing Association voted to support the NC Sound Economy initiative at its spring meeting in late March. The NC Sound Economy is a newly formed and growing coalition of recreational fishermen, business leaders and concerned
  • Trade Only Today
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  • 4/4/2017 2:04:00 PM
  • Guilty pleas for catching fish illegally from ocean off NC
  • WILMINGTON, N.C. — Authorities say three North Carolina fishermen are pleading guilty to illegally catching and selling Atlantic striped bass from federal waters. The U.S. Attorney's Office said Monday that 54-year-old Bryan Daniels of Belhaven ...
  • WRAL
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  • 4/4/2017 10:17:00 AM
  • North Carolina: Fishing Skills Events at Florence
  • FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering free fishing skills workshops in April at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville. April 6 – Soft Plastic Lure-Making Workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A Soft ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 4/4/2017 8:23:00 AM
  • American Sportfishing Association Joins NC Sound Economy Coalition
  • Recreational fishing is an important component of the large and diverse fishing economy in North Carolina's coastal areas; creating important travel, tourism and manufacturing jobs. Unfortunately, the state's management of fisheries resources has led to ..
  • Outdoors FIRST
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  • 4/4/2017 5:07:00 AM

North Carolina Guides/Outfitters

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North Carolina Fishing Clubs

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