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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.

  • Fish Farming Bill Introduced in Senate
  • RALEIGH — A bill in the state Senate proposes leasing waters off of North Carolina’s coast for fish farming, WRAL-TV reported. Senate Bill 410 is sponsored primarily by Sen. Bill Cook, R-Beaufort, Sen. Norman Sanderson, R-Carteret, and Sen. Jerry ...
  • coastalreview.org
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  • 5/25/2017 7:06:00 PM
  • Coast Guard to use air units in search for local fishing crew
  • The names of the three men who were crewing the Miss Debbie have not been released; however, Jerry Schill, the director of government affairs at the North Carolina Fisheries Association, said two of the three men were locals from the Swan Quarter area.
  • wcti12.com
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  • 5/25/2017 6:44:00 PM
  • North Carolina: Trout Anglers Contribute $383M to Economy
  • RALEIGH, N.C. — Trout fishing opportunities provided by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission have substantial economic benefits on North Carolina's economy, according to a recent study conducted by Responsive Management and Southwick Associates.
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 5/25/2017 7:35:00 AM
  • Ask the Experts: How Do You Attach the Second Fly in a Tandem Rig?
  • Once again, tangles can dictate some of that. Brown Hobson, Brown Trout Fly Fishing (Asheville, North Carolina): That’s a hard question to answer quickly because they all have their time and place. Most often, I attach to the bend if the hook has a ...
  • orvis.com
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  • 5/24/2017 7:18:00 PM
  • Teach kids a love of fishing
  • More than 40 kids fishing events will be offered in North Carolina over the next month, part of an annual effort from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. All events are free, with participants entered in a drawing for a lifetime sportsman’s license.
  • Smoky Mountain News
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  • 5/24/2017 5:31:00 PM
  • So much water to fish
  • Likely more to do with coincidence than by design, North Carolina’s hatchery supported streams reopen in April when trout lilies are in full bloom. Spring trout fishing hits its peak in early April with a constant barrage of hatches that continue through .
  • northcarolinasportsman.com
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  • 5/24/2017 5:20:00 PM
  • Great N.C. Saltwater Fishing Trips This Summer
  • N.C. saltwater fishing includes a vast array of coastal fish, and now’s the time to catch ’em. North Carolina’s diversity of habitats, currents and water temperatures generate an amazing array of saltwater game fish. Anglers of all skill levels can ...
  • gameandfishmag.com
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  • 5/24/2017 1:44:00 PM
  • The Big Fish: Connelly Springs native earns bass fishing win
  • Boater Travis Ruff, of Connelly Springs, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) North Carolina Division event on Kerr Lake in Henderson, according to a press release. Ruff was awarded $5,46
  • Hickory Daily Record
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  • 5/24/2017 6:52:00 AM
  • So much water to fish
  • Likely more to do with coincidence than by design, North Carolina’s hatchery supported streams reopen in April when trout lilies are in full bloom. Spring trout fishing hits its peak in early April with a constant barrage of hatches that continue through .
  • carolinasportsman.com
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  • 5/19/2017 6:47:00 PM
  • Mavs Donuts: Ranking The Top 10 Dallas Options in the 2017 NBA Draft
  • DONUT 5. Dennis Smith Jr. PG 6’3 190 lbs – North Carolina State Fish has reported it frankly: The team isn’t as high on Smith as some of the other guards in this draft. The system that Rick Carlisle runs is at its best when the team has a pass ...
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  • 5/19/2017 1:53:00 PM
  • Take mom fishing and make some memories
  • My mother was part of a family of 12 brothers and sisters who grew up on a farm in eastern North Carolina. There was a fishing pond near the entry where you turned off the highway to head to the family homestead. At the time it seemed huge, but visits over
  • The Post and Courier
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  • 5/13/2017 10:14:00 PM
  • Free Kids’ Fishing events scheduled for late May, early June
  • We couldn’t do it without them.” Find a nearby fishing event. For more information on freshwater fishing in North Carolina, visit the Commission’s Fishing page or call the Inland Fisheries Division, (919) 707-0220. For more information about National ...
  • Stanly News & Press
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  • 5/13/2017 12:52:00 PM
  • Free Kids’ Fishing Events
  • We couldn’t do it without them.” Find a nearby fishing event. For more information on freshwater fishing in North Carolina, visit the Commission’s Fishing page or call the Inland Fisheries Division, (919) 707-0220. For more information about National ...
  • My Daily Record
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  • 5/11/2017 12:36:00 PM
  • N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission to Meet
  • MOREHEAD CITY – The North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission will meet May 17-18 at the BridgePoint Hotel & Marina, 101 Howell Road, New Bern. The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. May 17 and 9 a.m. May 18. The meeting is open to the public, and a public ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 5/10/2017 5:52:00 AM
  • Free Kids’ Fishing Events Scheduled For Late May, Early June
  • We couldn’t do it without them.” Find a nearby fishing event. For more information on freshwater fishing in North Carolina, visit the Commission’s Fishing page or call the Inland Fisheries Division, (919) 707-0220. For more information about National ...
  • My Daily Record
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  • 5/9/2017 10:49:00 AM
  • N.C. Artificial Reef Guides Available
  • MOREHEAD CITY – Anglers who fish on North Carolina's artificial reefs can still get the new North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries Artificial Reef Guide, published this past August. Artificial reef guides are still available for free on a first-come .
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 5/9/2017 6:35:00 AM
  • Fish: Nobody more deserving than Caulton Tudor
  • The Executive Director of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, Don Fish, joins Adam and Joe to discuss the 2017 induction ceremony, Caulton Tudor's contributions to North Carolina sports and what it takes to run the hall.
  • WRAL Sports
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  • 5/5/2017 11:02:00 PM
  • Feds holding the line on monkfishing rules for now
  • Fishermen have caught more than 18 million pounds of monkfish in every year since 2011. They are typically fished from Maine to North Carolina, with the majority coming ashore in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
  • WRAL
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  • 5/5/2017 10:33:00 AM
  • Bluefish Release Category Added to N.C. Saltwater Citation Program
  • The release category is meant to encourage anglers to practice catch and release. The Saltwater Fishing Tournament recognizes exceptional catches of North Carolina's most popular sport fish. The tournament runs from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 each year and is open
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 5/5/2017 7:08:00 AM
  • Feds holding the line on monkfishing rules for now
  • Fishermen have caught more than 18 million pounds of monkfish in every year since 2011. They are typically fished from Maine to North Carolina, with the majority coming ashore in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
  • greensboro.com
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  • 5/4/2017 3:34:00 PM
  • 2017 North Carolina Family Fishing Destinations
  • North Carolina offers plenty of great fishing waters, and most anglers have their favorite spots to cast for trophies. But with temperatures warming up and the school year winding down, this is the perfect time to focus on a different kind of destination .
  • gameandfishmag.com
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  • 5/4/2017 1:37:00 AM
  • North Carolina students arrested for catfishing teacher for nudes
  • NSFW SWANSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA — Two teenagers are in big trouble after being caught catfishing their own teacher to send them very personal photos of himself. WNCN reports that according to the Onslow County Sheriff's Office, 16-year-old students Brian ..
  • us.tomonews.com
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  • 5/3/2017 1:59:00 AM

North Carolina Guides/Outfitters

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North Carolina Fishing Clubs

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