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 occur at any site, thereby helping to manage congestion and user accessibility. These permits are issued at no fee and mailed to the permit holder.
BAA Permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Permits will be issued when the requested boat numbers are less than 80% of a requested BAA's trailer space capacity except between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Applications received between Memorial Day and Labor Day permits will be issued when the boat numbers are less than 60% of a requested BAA's trailer space capacity. The applications can be submitted for no more than 90 days in advance. All tournaments require a BAA permit regardless of the number of boats. Permit applications must be submitted online and at least ten days in advance.
We will no longer issue blanket permits (L15). You must apply for each event date.
Special Use Permit applications are issued for activities other than fishing tournaments, such as tents, construction, and triathlons, which are issued on a case-by-case basis. The applications can be submitted for no more than 90 days in advance. Permit applications must be submitted online and at least ten days in advance.
All groups should be aware that these permits do not reserve a BAA, and the site will remain available to other boaters and anglers.
Permits are issued with the following conditions:
If you have questions about permits, please call 919-707-0150.
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