(a)  Any governmental or non-profit entity conducting an organized fishing event for educational or therapeutic purposes may obtain from the Commission an exemption from the requirements of the fishing license for participants in the event.

(b)  The state inland fishing license exemption shall only be issued when all the information required by these Rules contained on a form provided by the Commission is submitted by the applicant to the Chief of the Division of Inland Fisheries not less than 21 days prior to the organized fishing event, subject to the following conditions:

(1)           The person in charge of the event must be on-site at all times and have a copy of the exemption available for inspection on request by Commission personnel; and

(2)           The exemption shall be limited to the immediate location of the event and shall remain in effect only for the duration of the event.

(c)  The Commission may require that an applicant receiving a state fishing license exemption report  both the number of male participants and the number of female participants less than 16 years of age and the names of participants 16 years of age and older who do not have a fishing license.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 113‑134; 113‑272.2; 113‑276; 113‑292;

Eff. May 1, 2007;

Amended Eff. June 1, 2009.