• North Carolina Fishing

    Free fishing workshops throughout July

    The NCWRC is hosting free fishing workshops throughout July at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville.

    Valdese angler catches new skipjack tuna state record

    Tim Street of Valdese took his first offshore fishing trip on May 24, hoping to catch some dolphin and tuna — which he did. He didn’t think he’d return to the docks with a 32.5-pound skipjack tuna that has been certified as the new state record for that species.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Ashley Lauren wins 58th Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

    The Ashley Lauren fishing team completed an improbable double victory Saturday, winning the 58th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament just eight days after capturing the 19th annual Keli Wagner Lady Angler (KWLA) tournament, a single-day event that kicked off the larger six-day competition.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Digital binoculars for night or day

    Binoculars have always had a place in my outdoor life. I keep a pair handy in a storage compartment in my boat, in my truck’s console and in my hunting pack.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Viking 72 catches 564.1-pound blue marlin in day 5 of Big Rock

    Day 5 of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament was a big one. It concluded with a total of 36 total billfish released, and two blue marlins brought to the scales. A spearfish was also released.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Interesting catfish video from Lake Gaston

    One of the great things about fishing is having the opportunity to see things up close and personal that you'll never see by sitting on the couch, even if you're watching the National Geographic Channel.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    10 billfish released during day 4 of Big Rock Tournament

    The 2016 Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament is heading into the home stretch after day 4, which did not see any blue marlin come to the scales.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Benson teen topples blue cat record

    Last Saturday began like many others for 15-year-old Landon Evans of Benson, but it became special that evening when he caught a 117.5-pound blue catfish that is the biggest ever taken from Lake Gaston, the biggest ever caught in North Carolina waters, and possibly a line-class world record and junior angler world record.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Gryphon boats 413-pound blue marlin on day 3 of Big Rock Tournament

    Day 3 of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament concluded yesterday with a smaller number of fish caught, and just one blue marlin brought to the scales, but it was an exciting day nonetheless, and the tournament continues today with several boats already reporting releases of billfish.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Southport minister catches huge Cape Fear flounder

    Before he received his calling to the pulpit, pastor David Mammay of Southport was one of the premiere inshore-nearshore guides around Southport, and it appears that he hasn't lost his touch, as evidenced by a 13.02-pound flounder he caught on June 14 in the Cape Fear River.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Ashley Lauren boats 621.4-pound blue marlin on day 2 of Big Rock

    Tuesday was day two of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament out of Morehead City, and it was just as big a day as Monday. Twenty-eight total billfish were released on the day, and like day one, three blue marlin were brought to the scales.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm