N.C. Fishing Licenses can be purchased at Lakeview Grocery in downtown Lake Lure (across from the ABC Store). Open 7 days. 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Summer Hours; 7:00 am – 7:00 p.m. Winter Hours.
You may also purchase a license by calling the N.C. Wildlife Office at 1-888-248-6834 if you have a credit or debit card & a valid driver’s license. When you call, you’ll receive 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.
Fishing License Fees:
NC Resident: $5 for 10 days w/o trout stamp $15 yr. w/o trout stamp
$15 for 10 day s w/trout stamp $20 yr. w/trout stamp
Non- Resident: $10 for 10 days w/o trout stamp $30 yr. w/o trout stamp
$20 for 10 day s w/trout stamp $40 yr. w/trout stamp
*16 years and under may fish w/o a license, as long as they are accompanied by an adult with a valid N.C. Fishing License.
**65 years and over “Life Time” License $15 includes trout stamp.
Bait Available At:
Lakeview Grocery – Live & Artificial
Wal-Mart in Hendersonville – Artificial
*Types of Fish in the Lake & the River
Large Mouth Bass
Small Mouth Bass