Fishing in Corolla NC

Fishing in Corolla, NC, is part of the history in the village 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 NC from fishing equipment rentals and bait and tackle outlets to Outer Banks fishing charters in the ocean and sound.

Whether you’re fishing in Corolla, NC, or not, all saltwater anglers are required to buy the NC 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, by calling (888) 248-6834 or at many of the local tackle shops.

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Note that if part of your plans for fishing in Corolla, NC, fishing involve casting your line in the northern Currituck Sound, you’ll need a Freshwater Fishing License. Getting this license is super easy, as they are available at tackle shops, Walmart, 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 in Corolla NC. You won’t catch something every time you go out fishing in Corolla NC, but if you’re persistent, you’ll have something to show for your efforts. 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.

Corolla NC Fishing

OBX Bait and Tackle

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

OBX Bait and Tackle is an angler’s paradise. Conveniently located in Corolla’s Monteray Plaza to serve the northern beaches and beyond, OBX Bait and more

OBX Bait and Tackle is an angler’s paradise. Conveniently located in Corolla’s Monteray Plaza more