15A NCAC 10C .0304      TAKING AND POSSESSION OF INLAND GAME FISHES

(a)  It is unlawful to take in one day more than the daily creel limit of those species of inland game fish having a specified creel limit; to possess more fish than the daily creel limit in effect on those waters being fished; to possess any fish outside of the size limit in effect on those waters being fished; to possess more fish than the daily creel limit while boating or afield; or to possess at any place more than three days creel limit.  It is unlawful to destroy unnecessarily any inland game fish taken from public fishing waters.

(b)  No person while fishing shall remove the head or tail or otherwise change the appearance of any game fish having a minimum size limit so as to render it impracticable to measure its total original length.  No person while fishing shall change the appearance of any game fish having a daily creel limit so as to obscure its identification or render it impracticable to count the number of fish in possession.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113‑134; 113‑135; 113‑135.1; 113‑292;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1998; July 1, 1991; July 1, 1988; January 1, 1981.