Fishing on Lake Norman - Stay Lake Norman

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Fishing on Lake Norman

Below are the general guidelines regarding a fishing license on Lake Norman:

  • Persons under age 16 are exempt from the requirement of a basic fishing license.
  • A resident may fish with natural bait in his county of residence without a basic fishing license.  “Natural Bait” is any bait that can be beneficially digested by fish.  An individual must carry a form of identification that shows his or her photograph, name and current address.  This exemption does not apply to the special trout license.
  • July 4th is declared “FREE FISHING DAY” and a fishing license is not required on this date.
  • Fishing licenses are available at Wal-Mart, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Gander Mountain.
  • Visit for rules and regulations.
  • If you prefer to have your own guide, check out Fishing with Gus, Go To site