North Carolina's Annual Free Fishing Day
Normally anyone 16 years and older must purchase a fishing license to fish in any public water in North Carolina, but not on July 4th! From 12:01am until 11:59pm, everyone in North Carolina, resident and non-resident, can fish in any public body of water, including coastal water, without purchasing a fishing license or additional trout fishing privilege. All other fishing regulations, such as size, creel limits and lure restrictions still apply. For more information visit www.ncwildlife.org.