A coastal recreational fishing license is required to fish on the outer banks. Fishing license information license information a coastal recreational fishing license is required to fish on the outer banks.
North carolina s outer banks are a pretty unique place.
Recreational fishing outer banks nc. Fishing licenses may be purchased on line directly from the north carolina wildlife resources commission or by calling 1 888 2huntfish 1 888 248 6834 monday thru friday between 8 am and 5 pm visa and mastercard accepted or from an approved wildlife service agent. Children under 16 are exempt. 2016 north carolina recreational coastal waters guide for sports fishermen february version important check with division of marine fisheries for most current minimum lengths and creel limits.
Please note the outlet type below. Catching shrimp with a cast net cast nets are considered recreational. The division of marine fisheries will issue north carolina saltwater fishing tournament citations for flounder catches that weigh 5 pounds or more during the recreational flounder season which begins sunday.
No surprise then that outer banks fishing is spectacular. A fishing permit can also be obtained online via the north carolina wildlife resources commission s website. Effective january 1 2007 north carolina coastal recreational fishing license is required on the outer banks.
Division of marine fisheries general regulations there are no regulations limiting the mesh size or diameter of cast nets used in north carolina coastal waters. A cast net may be used year round in all coastal waters of north carolina. Sitting miles out into the ocean surrounded by sounds and sea life here revolves around the ebb and flow of the tide.
Additionally anglers fishing with natural bait i e worms crickets etc are no longer able to fish in public inland waters in their county of residence without a license. Some agents can only sell licenses or vessel registrations. Using a cast net n c.
Children under 16 are exempt. These barrier islands produce some of the world s finest sportfishing boats with experienced crews to match. An individual does not need a license for charter boat and pier fishing which are covered by a blanket license.
Anglers should know the current marine fisheries regulations including size and creel limits. An individual does not need a license for charter boat and pier fishing which are covered by a blanket license. North carolina s coastal recreational fishing license crfl administered by the division of marine fisheries dmf can be purchased on a 10 day annual or lifetime basis or combined with a variety of licenses issued by the wildlife resources commission wrc.
Saltwater fishing permits or coastal recreational fishing licenses can be picked up at virtually all bait and tackle stores along the outer banks. Though a number of upcoming fishing tournaments around the outer banks have been canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus. 1 2007 any person 16 and older fishing in north carolina s public waters excluding private ponds must have a fishing license.