No fishing license needed on July Fourth

This upcoming July 4 is a “free fishing day” in North Carolina. Everyone — residents and nonresidents — can fish in all public waters without purchasing a fishing license.

All other fishing regulations, such as length and daily possession limits, as well as bait and tackle restrictions, apply.

“Free fishing day is a great opportunity for families to enjoy some quality time together on the water and it is a relatively inexpensive activity that anyone, no matter what their age or skill level, can enjoy,” said Kyle Briggs, a program manager with the commission’s Division of Inland Fisheries.

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