15A NCAC 10C .0313 shad (American and Hickory)
(a) The daily creel limit for American and Hickory Shad in the aggregate is 10 fish, except for waters identified in Paragraphs (b), (c) and (d) of this Rule. There is no minimum size limit for these fish. There is no closed season, except for waters identified in Paragraph (e) of this Rule.
(b) In the inland waters of Roanoke River, Neuse River, and their tributaries, the daily creel limit for American and Hickory Shad is 10 in the aggregate, only one of which may be an American Shad.
(c) In the inland waters of the Cape Fear River and its tributaries, the daily creel limit for American and Hickory Shad is 10 in the aggregate, only five of which may be American Shad.
(d) In Roanoke Rapids Reservoir, Lake Gaston and John H. Kerr Reservoir, no American Shad may be possessed.
(e) The season for taking American and Hickory Shad with bow nets is March 1 through April 30.
History Note: Authority G.S. 113-134; 113-292; 113-304; 113-305;
Eff. November 1, 2013.