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Fishing Licenses

Fishing In & Around Lake Lure, NC

Lake Lure is a deep, lake with a maximum depth of 104 feet. Both warm and cold-water species of fish inhabit Lake Lure, such as large mouth and small mouth bass, trout, bream/bluegills, crappie, perch, white bass, carp and several species of catfish. In summer months, gradient layers of progressively colder waters form in the lake, but turn over to a uniform temperature in the winter

For information concerning inland fishing & mountain trout regulations for North Carolina, visit:,   https://www.eregulations.com/northcarolina/fishing/fishing-licenses

Fishing Licenses

You may purchase a license by calling the N.C. Wildlife Office at 1-888-248-6934, if you have a credit or debit card & a valid driver’s license. When you call, you will be given a “license code” to keep with you, so that you can start fishing immediately. Your actual license will be mailed to you.

All fishing requires a N.C. Fishing License & if fishing for trout, you must have the additional “Trout Stamp” on your license

License Fees:

 N.C. Resident:     $7 for 10 days (w/o trout stamp                 $20 yr. (w/o trout stamp)

Non-Resident:     $18 for 10 days (w/o trout stamp)              $36 yr. (w/o trout stamp)

 **Trout Stamp is an additional $13

16 yrs. & under may fish w/o a license, as long as they are accompanied by an adult, with a valid N.C. Driver’s License.

**65 years & over “Life Time” license $15 (includes trout stamp)


  • All Bait & Tackle is Available at Lake Lure Landing on Memorial Hwy. in downtown Lake Lure (828) 625-2784
  • Fishing Poles, Worms, etc. are available at Bills Creek Hardware 1618 Bills Creek Rd (828) 625-8934     
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