Signed and completed forms can be submitted online (preferred), by e-mail or in person using the instructions on the form.
Lay Day Form
Submit the Lay Day form online by 9:00 AM of the declared day.
Download and complete the Release form (PDF).
Please complete the form for each billfish released. The information from this form will be used to inform fishery management agencies about the billfish fishery in NC. This information will help NC anglers continue to enjoy the offshore fisheries in NC.
Release data is needed regardless of the size of the fish or the gear used by the angler. Please be truthful with your answers.
J-Hooks may be used with entirely artificial lures only. Circle hooks MUST be used on any natural bait or natural-artificial bait combination.