15A NCAC 10C .0217      Public Access for Anglers Only

(a)  A landowner who has accepted from the Wildlife Resources Commission a sign indicating Public Access for Fishing Only and posted such sign on his property agrees to allow any licensed angler, and accompanying youths, to cross his or her property in order to access public waters for the purpose of fishing.

(b)  By accepting and posting the Public Access for Fishing Only sign, the landowner has designated the Wildlife Resources Commission as an agent as described in G.S. 14-159.6.  As an agent, the Commission confers access to any member of the public with a valid fishing license and accompanying youths.  Anglers who access property under the terms of this Rule are prohibited from engaging in any of the following activities while on the private property unless otherwise posted:

(1)           building fires;

(2)           littering;

(3)           swimming;

(4)           launching or retrieving boats;

(5)           camping;

(6)           causing property damage;

(7)           entering before 7 am; and

(8)           remaining on the property after 9 pm.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 14-159.6; 113-134; 113-305;

Eff. August 1, 2014.