Fishing is free on July 4

No licenses necessary in North Carolina waters

From News Reports

June 22, 2009 at 8:14 am  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

Licenses aren't required to fish across North Carolina on July 4.
DAN KIBLER
Licenses aren't required to fish across North Carolina on July 4.
On July 4 from 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., anyone --esident and non-resident -- can fish in any public water in North Carolina, including coastal waters, without the purchase of a fishing license or trout privilege license.

      All other fishing regulations, such as fish length and daily possession limits, as well as bait and tackle restrictions and park-use fees, apply.

      Authorized by the N.C. General Assembly and started in 1994, North Carolina’s annual free-fishing day, which always falls on July 4, was created to encourage people to go fishing and promote North Carolina’s vast aquatic resources. 

      “Even with the cost of fishing licenses, fishing is a relatively inexpensive family pastime that can be enjoyed year-round by children and adults,” said Kyle Briggs, a fisheries program manager with the Commission.

     There is no shortage of places where anglers of all ages can go to reel in a variety of fish — from largemouth bass and catfish in coastal rivers to striped bass, crappie and sunfish in Piedmont reservoirs to trout and smallmouth bass in cool, mountain streams.

     To make finding a spot to fish easier, the Commission provides a list of free fishing-access areas across the state on its Web site, www.ncwildlife.org. The agency’s Public Fishing Areas offer free access from the banks of many streams, rivers and ponds across the state. Staff maintain these areas by clearing banks of underbrush, and in some cases, by constructing universally accessible fishing piers and graveled or paved parking lots, installing fish attractors, or baiting the areas with fish feed.

     


View other articles written From News Reports


Reports / Forum
Tagged out in two days  This report contains photos  
April 16 at 11:26 am | 997 Views | 3 Comments
Sport fishing Happy Day Today  This report contains photos  
April 17 at 10:39 am | 901 Views | 0 Comments
Twin Girls First Turkey!  This report contains photos  
April 16 at 8:51 am | 803 Views | 2 Comments
Autumn Evans first Turkey its a family Tradition  This report contains photos  
April 17 at 8:03 pm | 637 Views | 2 Comments
Heaviest bird yet  This report contains photos  
April 19 at 9:31 am | 633 Views | 0 Comments
Take a tree stand, please  This report contains photos  
April 20 at 1:21 pm | 627 Views | 0 Comments
TAGGED OUT!!  This report contains photos  
April 17 at 6:43 am | 573 Views | 2 Comments
Catawba Catfish Club Lake Wateree,SC 5-3-14 Tournament 
April 19 at 5:15 pm | 509 Views | 0 Comments
Youth Day  This report contains photos  
April 17 at 11:10 am | 471 Views | 1 Comments
weyerhaeuser hunting land 
April 19 at 2:12 pm | 437 Views | 0 Comments
Double with Golden  This report contains photos  
Yesterday at 7:45 pm | 381 Views | 0 Comments
Caleb's First Turkey  This report contains photos  
April 16 at 6:47 pm | 375 Views | 1 Comments
Boats Unlimited NC Team Trail Q4 results..Falls Lake..Apr. 12th  This report contains photos  
April 18 at 6:15 am | 335 Views | 0 Comments
First turkey and with a bow!  This report contains photos  
Yesterday at 3:29 pm | 299 Views | 0 Comments
Paisley's first turkey 
April 18 at 10:59 am | 295 Views | 0 Comments
Cold, Rainy and Windy Tough on Fishing 
April 20 at 2:23 pm | 253 Views | 0 Comments
Golden Wings  This report contains photos  
Yesterday at 7:42 pm | 251 Views | 0 Comments
GT and Viper 
Yesterday at 7:46 pm | 221 Views | 0 Comments
taking the boat and 2 year old out(high rock lake) 
April 19 at 1:55 pm | 211 Views | 0 Comments
Fishing Happy Day Today  This report contains photos  
Yesterday at 9:18 am | 209 Views | 0 Comments
Post | Reports | Forum
Tagged out in two days  This report contains photos  
April 16 at 11:26 am | 997 Views | 3 Comments
Autumn Evans first Turkey its a family Tradition  This report contains photos  
April 17 at 8:03 pm | 637 Views | 2 Comments
TAGGED OUT!!  This report contains photos  
April 17 at 6:43 am | 573 Views | 2 Comments
Twin Girls First Turkey!  This report contains photos  
April 16 at 8:51 am | 803 Views | 2 Comments
Youth Day  This report contains photos  
April 17 at 11:10 am | 471 Views | 1 Comments
Caleb's First Turkey  This report contains photos  
April 16 at 6:47 pm | 375 Views | 1 Comments
Golden Wings  This report contains photos  
Yesterday at 7:42 pm | 251 Views | 0 Comments
First turkey and with a bow!  This report contains photos  
Yesterday at 3:29 pm | 299 Views | 0 Comments
Fishing Happy Day Today  This report contains photos  
Yesterday at 9:18 am | 209 Views | 0 Comments
Cold, Rainy and Windy Tough on Fishing 
April 20 at 2:23 pm | 253 Views | 0 Comments
Take a tree stand, please  This report contains photos  
April 20 at 1:21 pm | 627 Views | 0 Comments
Catawba Catfish Club Lake Wateree,SC 5-3-14 Tournament 
April 19 at 5:15 pm | 509 Views | 0 Comments
weyerhaeuser hunting land 
April 19 at 2:12 pm | 437 Views | 0 Comments
taking the boat and 2 year old out(high rock lake) 
April 19 at 1:55 pm | 211 Views | 0 Comments
Heaviest bird yet  This report contains photos  
April 19 at 9:31 am | 633 Views | 0 Comments
Paisley's first turkey 
April 18 at 10:59 am | 295 Views | 0 Comments
Boats Unlimited NC Team Trail Q4 results..Falls Lake..Apr. 12th  This report contains photos  
April 18 at 6:15 am | 335 Views | 0 Comments
Sport fishing Happy Day Today  This report contains photos  
April 17 at 10:39 am | 901 Views | 0 Comments
GT and Viper 
Yesterday at 7:46 pm | 221 Views | 0 Comments
Double with Golden  This report contains photos  
Yesterday at 7:45 pm | 381 Views | 0 Comments
Post | Reports | Forum
GT and Viper 
Yesterday at 7:46 pm | 221 Views | 0 Comments
Double with Golden  This report contains photos  
Yesterday at 7:45 pm | 381 Views | 0 Comments
Golden Wings  This report contains photos  
Yesterday at 7:42 pm | 251 Views | 0 Comments
First turkey and with a bow!  This report contains photos  
Yesterday at 3:29 pm | 299 Views | 0 Comments
Fishing Happy Day Today  This report contains photos  
Yesterday at 9:18 am | 209 Views | 0 Comments
Cold, Rainy and Windy Tough on Fishing 
April 20 at 2:23 pm | 253 Views | 0 Comments
Take a tree stand, please  This report contains photos  
April 20 at 1:21 pm | 627 Views | 0 Comments
Catawba Catfish Club Lake Wateree,SC 5-3-14 Tournament 
April 19 at 5:15 pm | 509 Views | 0 Comments
weyerhaeuser hunting land 
April 19 at 2:12 pm | 437 Views | 0 Comments
taking the boat and 2 year old out(high rock lake) 
April 19 at 1:55 pm | 211 Views | 0 Comments
Heaviest bird yet  This report contains photos  
April 19 at 9:31 am | 633 Views | 0 Comments
Paisley's first turkey 
April 18 at 10:59 am | 295 Views | 0 Comments
Boats Unlimited NC Team Trail Q4 results..Falls Lake..Apr. 12th  This report contains photos  
April 18 at 6:15 am | 335 Views | 0 Comments
Autumn Evans first Turkey its a family Tradition  This report contains photos  
April 17 at 8:03 pm | 637 Views | 2 Comments
Youth Day  This report contains photos  
April 17 at 11:10 am | 471 Views | 1 Comments
Sport fishing Happy Day Today  This report contains photos  
April 17 at 10:39 am | 901 Views | 0 Comments
TAGGED OUT!!  This report contains photos  
April 17 at 6:43 am | 573 Views | 2 Comments
Caleb's First Turkey  This report contains photos  
April 16 at 6:47 pm | 375 Views | 1 Comments
Tagged out in two days  This report contains photos  
April 16 at 11:26 am | 997 Views | 3 Comments
Twin Girls First Turkey!  This report contains photos  
April 16 at 8:51 am | 803 Views | 2 Comments
Post | Reports | Forum

Free Classifieds

Wanted anything Dan Wesson.
Wanted anything Dan Wesson.
Looking for revolvers anything Dan Wesson, thanks please call Will at 919-937-7687...
April 16 at 5:04 pm | 30 Views
MDBR Hunting Club has 4 openings!
MDBR Hunting Club has 4 openings!
MDBR Hunting Club is a small 10 member club with a 350 acre lease near Gulf, NC (Chatham County). No Dog Hunting in Chatham county! Very peaceful area! Membership dues pay for lease & insurance. Anyone interested should visit our website at...
18 hours ago | 20 Views
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4
Very good condition 1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport. It has been very wellrnkept. It appears to have always been garaged and only driven on cityrnstreets and not been offroaded. This Jeep was owned and cared for by arnperson who appreciated nice things....
April 17 at 5:06 pm | 93 Views
Baby Desert Eagle 40 S&W for $250
Baby Desert Eagle 40 S&W for $250
Excellent Desert Eagle 40 caliber Hand Gun For Sale,6 ' barrel,semi rnrnautomatic,& made by Magnum Research,right here in the USA,& comes with 1-7 rnrnround magazine, super heavy duty fitted carry case with soft rummer rnrninside,take down...
April 20 at 3:13 am | 28 Views
G3 Gator Tough 1860 CC Tunnel
G3 Gator Tough 1860 CC Tunnel
70hp Yamaha 4 stroke with 6' jack plate, only 25 hours. 2012 custom fit float on/off trailer w/removable tongue, Mossy oak W/ Bimini top. Fish finder, GPS, 55lb Min Kota trolling motor, live well, cooler bench seat with leaning post, two lockable...
April 19 at 11:35 am | 118 Views
Still Hunting Deer Club
Still Hunting Deer Club
Membership available in still hunting deer club for the 2014-15 season. Club has almost 4,000 acres of leased land and owns 55 acres with a two story club house. Club is located in Warren county about 5 miles from Littleton. Club dues are $725.00....
April 21 at 7:43 am | 93 Views
Baby Desert Eagle 40 S&W for $250
Baby Desert Eagle 40 S&W for $250
Excellent Desert Eagle 40 caliber Hand Gun For Sale,6 ' barrel,semi rnrnautomatic,& made by Magnum Research,right here in the USA,& comes with 1-7 rnrnround magazine, super heavy duty fitted carry case with soft rummer rnrninside,take down...
April 20 at 3:18 am | 39 Views
Late 60\'s Early 70\'s Zabala 20 Gauge Double Barrell
Late 60\'s Early 70\'s Zabala 20 Gauge Double Barrell
Late 60's Early 70's Eagle Arms by Zabala 20 Gauge Double Barrel Shotgun. 26' Barrel, 3' shells. This gun was handed down to me and I am not a gun enthusiast, so do not have a need for it. Can provide more pics, info if necessary. Email...
April 16 at 5:30 pm | 107 Views