Corolla NC Fishing

Corolla NC fishing is part of the history of Corolla and the Currituck Banks dating back to the original native tribes and first settlers. Everything the Outer Banks fishing enthusiast needs is readily available in Corolla from fishing equipment rentals and bait and tackle outlets to Outer Banks fishing charters in the ocean and sound. And for complete information on what is biting on the Outer Banks, check out Outer Banks Fishing Reports or go to Outer Banks Charter Fishing to book a charter.

All saltwater anglers are required to buy the N.C. Coastal Recreational Fishing License. The Outer Banks fishing license can be purchased on a 10-day, annual or lifetime basis or combined with other licenses issued by the Wildlife Resources Commission. Children younger than 16 do not need a license. For-hire vessels and ocean fishing piers have the option to purchase a blanket license that covers all their fishing patrons, so you may not need the license to fish on a certain pier or charter boat; be sure to ask. Outer Banks fishing licenses can be purchased online at or by calling (888) 248-6834 or at many of the local tackle shops.

If part of your Corolla fishing plans involve fishing in the northern Currituck Sound, you’ll need a Freshwater Fishing License. Licenses are available at tackle shops, Wal-Mart, K-mart and at the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education at Currituck Heritage Park in Corolla, or they can be purchased at

Remember, there’s a reason they call it fishing and not catching. You won’t catch something every time you go out on a Corolla fishing safari, but if you’re persistent, you’ll have something to show for your efforts.

Corolla NC Fishing

Corolla Bait and Tackle

1070 Ocean Trail, Corolla
(252) 453-9500
603 Currituck Drive, The Shoppes at the Currituck Club, Corolla
(252) 453-9690

Keith Cummings, owner of Corolla Bait and Tackle, goes beyond the call of duty when it comes to sharing his fishing knowledge. Everyone who comes through the door of this Outer Banks shop gets fishing instruction. This full-service tackle store sells every major brand of tackle for fresh and salt water plus gear, fresh bait, crabbing supplies, ice and more. The advice is free. Corolla... read more

OBX Bait and Tackle

815 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-3339

OBX Bait and Tackle is an angler’s paradise. Conveniently located to serve the northern beaches and beyond in Corolla’s Monteray Plaza in the former TW's Bait and Tackle building, OBX Bait and Tackle is a full-service tackle shop that specializes in freshwater and surf fishing equipment along with plenty of items that include rods and reels at all price levels, a wide variety of fresh... read more