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The North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission's Community Fishing Program was honored with the American League of Anglers and Boaters' Marine Fisheries Award, and was recognized as the most outstanding sport fishing and management program in the U.S.
The Division of Boating and Inland Fisheries oversees management of freshwater fishes, building and maintenance of public boating access areas, and reviewing proposed development projects for environmental impact.
Responsibilities of the Wildlife Resources Commission's Boating and Inland Fisheries division have evolved from its 1947 duties of fish stocking to include protection and management of aquatic resources and habitats, and boating facilities maintenance.
According to a largemouth bass-catch survey conducted by the Wildlife Commission’s Division of Inland Fisheries, North Carolina’s overall best bass fishing was found in farm ponds. Fall offered the best fishing on sounds, rivers and ponds while the fishing was best in the spring on lakes and reservoirs.