North Carolinians can fish for free on Fourth of July

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Thanks to the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, North Carolinians can fish for free on the Fourth of July.

From 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, anglers can fish in any public body of water in North Carolina without purchasing a fishing license.

The NC Wildlife Resources Commission posted about the longstanding offer on Facebook Monday.

The post reads, “July 4 is ‘Free Fishing Day’ in North Carolina where everyone — residents and non-residents alike — can fish in any public body of water from 12:01 a.m. to 11: 59 p.m., without having to purchase a fishing license or additional trout privilege license.”

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission stocks a variety of fish in public, inland waters across the state throughout the year to give fishermen a better chance of catching fish.

Authorized by the N.C. General Assembly and enacted in 1994, North Carolina’s annual free fishing day always falls on July 4.

Learn more here.