Category: Angling News

New North Carolina Cobia Regulations For 2018

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MOREHEAD CITY – The recreational cobia season begins May 1, and the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is reminding anglers that the regulations have changed. The recreational cobia season will run May 1 to Dec. 31 with a minimum size limit of 36 inches fork length (tip of the snout to the fork in the …

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New NC State Record Bluefin Tuna

MOREHEAD CITY – The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries has certified a new state record bluefin tuna. Retired Army General Scott Chambers of Townsend, Delaware, reeled in the 877-pound fish March 17 after fighting with the fish for 2 ½ hours off Oregon Inlet. It measured 113 inches curved fork length (tracing the contour …

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Monarch Cobia Classic 2018

By DR Ken Neill III | Peninsula Salt Water Sport Fisherman’s Association The Cobia Bowl will be called the Monarch Cobia Classic this year The Cobia Bowl was begun as a fun way for anglers to help gather information about Virginia’s cobia fishery and to help raise funds for fisheries research. Due to great sponsorship …

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Virginia Saltwater Fishing News

    By DR Ken Neill III | Peninsula Salt Water Sport Fisherman’s Association Virginia Saltwater Fishing News Spring has sprung and a new fishing season is upon us. There have been some changes for this year and likely, there will be more to come. Shark fishing has become even more regulated this year. Anglers …

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Council Seeks Input on Proposed Changes for Atlantic Cobia Management

Members of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council are soliciting public input on proposed management changes for Atlantic cobia as they consider revising the current management system. Public hearings will be held via webinar with public listening stations beginning January 22, 2018. Information on the proposed changes is now available from the Council’s website at: …

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