15A NCAC 18C .1204      FISHING

(a)  Fishing shall not be permitted on any Class I or Class II public water supply reservoir without a resolution granting permission by the Commission for Public Health.  In order to obtain permission, a written application shall be submitted by the owner of the water supply to the Commission for Public Health.  Permission shall not be issued until an investigation has been made by an authorized representative of the Division of Water Resources and a determination made that fishing in the reservoir shall not adversely affect the water quality.

(b)  The application requesting permission to fish in any reservoir shall be accompanied by sufficient evidence (such as ordinances adopted by the applicant) to insure that the following requirements shall be enforced by the applicant:

(1)           Fishing shall be permitted only from boats owned or controlled by the applicant.  Boats will at all times be under the supervision and jurisdiction of a responsible representative of the applicant.  Bank fishing may be permitted in restricted supervised areas with proper sanitation facilities when included as a specific, listed activity and approved by the Commission for Public Health.

(2)           A sufficient number of wardens and watershed inspectors shall be employed at all times to insure that no acts of urination, defecation, or other acts which would defile the water supply are committed by any person while fishing in the public water supply reservoir.

(3)           A dock shall be provided or controlled by the applicant for the purpose of docking fishing boats.  No boat shall enter or leave the reservoir except from a ramp owned or controlled by the applicant.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑315; 130A‑320; P.L. 93‑523;

Eff. January 1, 1977;

Readopted Eff. December 5, 1977;

Amended Eff. September 1, 1979;

Transferred and Recodified from 10 NCAC 10D .1303 Eff. April 4, 1990;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2014; September 1, 1990;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. November 23, 2015.