No More Natural Bait Exemption In N.C.
As of Jan. 1st, 2007 North Carolina will have repealed its longstanding rule allowing anglers to fish without a license in the waters of their home county, as long as they used natural bait. Now all anglers will have to purchase a license before fishing. The exception to the rule will be that persons who are on certain kinds of public assistance will be allowed a subsistence fishing waiver so that they may fish for food. (Link to the PDF File from the NCWRC site)