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Old 06-08-2009, 02:07 PM
 
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Default Do I need a fishing license?

Hi,

I have been living in Raleigh for couple years.
I just want to try some new activities on the weekend, such as fishing.
My question is do I need a fishing license if I fishing in public lakes, like lake Johnson, lake wheeler and lake Crabtree?

I found license web page here:
Hunting/Trapping/Fishing Licenses for Residents (http://www.ncwildlife.org/pg01_License/pg1a1_view&print.htm#resident - broken link)

But they don't say who should buy a license.
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:27 PM
 
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yes
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:31 PM
 
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Yes, you will need a license. From the Wake County Parks and Rec site for Lake Crabtree:

Beginning January 1, 2007, any person 16 and older fishing in public waters MUST have a fishing license. Additionally, anglers fishing with natural bait (i.e., worms, crickets, etc.) will no longer be able to fish in public, inland water in their county of residence without a license.

WakeGOV.com - Fishing
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:51 PM
 
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Yes but we've been fishing around here for two years and no one has ever asked to see it.
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:07 PM
 
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Additionally, anglers fishing with natural bait (i.e., worms, crickets, etc.) will no longer be able to fish in public, inland water in their county of residence without a license.

WakeGOV.com - Fishing
If I am fishing in a county other than my residence do I need a license when I use natural bait?


North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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^Yes. Everybody fishing will need a license.

Everybody needs a license to fish but any idiot can have a child.
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:22 PM
 
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Living on the coast, it was a sad day when they started requiring them for saltwater fishing. All the license is, is another way for the state to get money.
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:59 PM
 
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Yes, and I think you can get them at Kmart.
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:29 PM
 
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I bought my son a NC Lifetime Sportman's License when he was born. It will save hime a lot of money over his lifetime.
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Old 06-09-2009, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Originally Posted by firegun9 View Post
Hi,

I have been living in Raleigh for couple years.
I just want to try some new activities on the weekend, such as fishing.
My question is do I need a fishing license if I fishing in public lakes, like lake Johnson, lake wheeler and lake Crabtree?

I found license web page here:
Hunting/Trapping/Fishing Licenses for Residents (http://www.ncwildlife.org/pg01_License/pg1a1_view&print.htm#resident - broken link)

But they don't say who should buy a license.
You need a freshwater licence to fish any water that is not private. Places like Lake Wheeler also require a daily or annual permit to be purchased from the concession area. I don't think Lake Johnson does nor does Yates Mill.
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