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For up-to-date information on North Carolina licenses, regulations and other wildlife resources, please visit the agency’s website NCWildlife.org.
Fish attractor coordinates for downloading to personal GPS devices:
Common fishes in North Carolina
There are no closed seasons on inland game fishes with the following exceptions:
North Carolina offers some of the nation's best fishing with abundant species and trophy game fish. If you are a resident or visitor to the state, please review this link to ensure that you understand the rules, regulations and other guidelines governing North Carolina's inland, joint and coastal fishing waters.
To make certain that the public is safe, responsible, and free to enjoy boating activities throughout the state, the Wildlife Resources Commission enforces laws and regulations that all should observe. This link provides a resource for obtaining the facts you need to know.
Final Public Notice to Repair the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education Parking Lot (PDF)
Final Public Notice: 437032 – Replacement of Biomass; PA-04-NC-4617-PW-00108 (PDF)
Commercial Hatcheries and Pond Management
Trout Sport Fish Profiles
Stocking dates are subject to change due to weather, equipment failures or other unforeseen circumstances.
The NC Wildlife Resources Commission offers a variety of fishing programs.
Click on the program that interests you:
To report a fish kill or find locations of reported fish kills in North Carolina, visit the NC Division of Water Resources.
Fish consumption advisories are issued by the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, N.C. Division of Public Health. Find current fish advisories for the state of North Carolina and for specific bodies of water in North Carolina at this link Fish Consumption Advisories.
2022 Striped Bass Harvest Season for the Roanoke River Management Area
Striped Bass information
Read Feb. 14, 2022 news release
For a timeline on Rhodes Pond dating back to 2005 and other information regarding the lake, visit the Rhodes Pond Update webpage.
For more information on Gill Lice, Whirling Disease, Didymo and other aquatic nuisance species, view the Aquatic Nuisance Species webpage.
Whirling Disease Info