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Free fishing workshops and Cub Scout adventures held in July

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering two free fishing workshops and two free Cub Scout fishing adventures in July at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center, in Fayetteville.

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June 23 at 4:42 pm
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No fishing license needed on July 4

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds anglers and would-be anglers of all ages that July 4 is “free fishing day” in North Carolina. From 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., anyone can fish without having to pay for a fishing license or additional trout privilege license in all public waters, including coastal waters. 

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June 23 at 3:27 pm
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Don’t clean reels too well: Hold off the suds

Keeping fishing reels in good working order is essential for saltwater anglers, and the best way to do that is to rinse them thoroughly with fresh water after every saltwater fishing trip. And this should be accomplished as soon as possible. 

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June 22 at 11:54 am
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Bunker Hill High School duo wins TBF/FLW High School State Championship

The Bunker Hill High School duo of Dylan Lamm and Austin Blair brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 14 pounds, 13 ounces, to win the 2016 TBF/FLW High School Fishing North Carolina State Championship on Lake Norman.

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June 21 at 5:11 pm
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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.

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June 21 at 4:53 pm
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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.

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June 19 at 11:47 pm
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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.

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June 18 at 12:02 am
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Interesting catfish video from Lake Gaston

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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.

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June 16 at 9:48 pm
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