North Carolina Fishing
For complete and the most up to date info go to http://www.ncwildlife.org/
Below are the rules that apply to Lake Norman, for
other areas use the link above.
Persons under age 16 are exempt from the requirement
of a basic fishing license.
The game lands license is not required to fish in
any waters on game lands.
A fishing license is not required to fish a private
pond. A pond or lake located on land owned by a public body such
as a state-supported university or a government entity is not
a private pond.
A resident may fish with natural bait in his county
of residence without a basic fishing license. "Natural
Bait" is any bait that can be beneficially digested by fish.
An individual must carry a form of identification that shows his
or her photograph, name and current address. This exemption
does not apply to the special trout license.
July 4th is declared "FREE FISHING DAY"
and a fishing license is not required on this date.
Most people are required to have a
Fishing License or a Sportsman License
to fish in Lake Norman.
Click Here to locate a "Wildlife Service Agent"
(A place to purchase a license)