Fish Post

Releases – June 8, 2017

Coastal recreational fishermen hooked fewer fish in 2016 than they did in 2015. Anglers brought an estimated 8.5 million fish to the docks in 2016, a decrease of 18 percent from 2015. The estimated weight of these landings inched up, increasing by 2 percent to 12.2 million pounds. Anglers also released 1.5 percent more fish […]

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Releases – May 25, 2017

The Inaugural Ron McManus Memorial Fishing Tournament, a fundraising fishing tournament honoring Ron McManus, North Myrtle Beach businessman and avid fisherman, is scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-28, 2017, at Harbourgate Marina in North Myrtle Beach. The Ron McManus Memorial Fishing Tournament, whose major sponsors are Sandhills Bank, Sportsman’s Choice, Mama Jean’s, Captain Archie’s, […]

 Billy Thorpe

Releases – May 11, 2017

Anglers can soon be recognized for releasing large bluefish. The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Saltwater Fishing Tournament, known commonly as the Citation Program, will add a bluefish release category beginning May 15. Anglers can receive a citation (certificate) for the release of a bluefish that measures 34 inches or longer. Currently, citations are given […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Releases – April 27, 2017

Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation will present the 2017 Youth Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 10, from 9:00-11:00 am at the Bogue Inlet Pier. The event is free and open to kids ages 5-12. Great prizes will be awarded in categories ranging from Most Unique Fish Caught to Largest Fish Caught. Rods and reels will […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Releases – April 13, 2017

New size and bag limits will go into effect May 1 for the recreational cobia fishery in North Carolina waters. The minimum size limit will increase to 36 inches fork length (measured from the tip of snout to the fork in the tail). The possession limit will decrease to one fish per-person per-day, with a […]