N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission issues fishing tournament weigh-in and special use permits for each NCWRC Boating Access Area (BAA) to ensure that only allowable activities occur and that multiple large events do not concur at any site thereby helping to manage congestion and user accessibility. These permits are issued at no fee, and mailed or emailed to the permit holder.
Permits are first come, first served and will be issued when the requested boat numbers are less than 80% of a requested BAA's trailer space capacity. To guarantee that a BAA site is available, it is recommended to call early, up to a year prior to an event. For weigh-in permits authorizing fewer than 15 boats, the request period begins on November 1 and the authorizations remain valid until December 31 of the following year. These permits are issued as blanket authorizations and do not require an event date nor location. If you have several events within the same year, it is best to combine all the dates onto one permit when applying online.
All groups should be aware that these permits do not reserve a BAA and the site will remain available to others.
Permits are issued with the following conditions:
If you have questions about permits, please call 919-707-0150.
When you request a permit, please be prepared to provide:
Request or look up a Weigh-in or Special Use permit online
Keep Bass Alive During Tournaments
Clean Your Boat Properly (YouTube video)
Negative Impacts of Aquatic Nuisance Species