Fishing in North Carolina

Whether it’s fishing a cold mountain stream, a warm Piedmont pond or a blackwater coastal river, North Carolina has many opportunities for the 1.2 million anglers who fish in North Carolina. Find out everything you need to know about fishing in North Carolina here.  

Where to Fish

Seasons & Limits

Fishing Records



What to Catch

Hatcheries & Stocking

Laws & Safety

Delayed Harvest Stocking

Delayed Harvest Stocking Dates (PDF)

Delayed harvest stocking dates are subject to change due to weather, equipment failures or other unforeseen circumstances.

Rhodes Pond Dam Update

For a timeline on Rhodes Pond dating back to 2005 and other information regarding the lake, visit the Rhodes Pond Update webpage.