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Young Angler Reels in Lifetime Fishing License at Boone Fork Pond Event

RALEIGH, NC (July 20, 2018) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with the N.C. Council of Trout Unlimited, presented a young angler with a lifetime license at the agency’s business meeting in Raleigh on July 12.

Brayden Porter, a ten-year-old from Lenoir, received a lifetime comprehensive inland fishing license as part of a random, statewide drawing for participants in 31 kids’ “Fish for Fun” events. The Commission supported the free fishing events in celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week.

From left to right, Gordon Myers (NCWRC Executive Director), Ned Jones (Trout Unlimited), Addyson Lael, Brayden Porter, John Coley (N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Chairman). – Photo Credit Missy McGaw

Wildlife Commission Chairman John Coley presented Brayden with the lifetime fishing license, which was donated by the N.C. Council of Trout Unlimited. The license provides Brayden with fishing privileges in all public, inland waters in North Carolina, including designated mountain trout waters, trout waters on game lands and joint waters. Brayden registered for the prize drawing on May 19 during the Boone Fork Pond Kids’ Fishing Day event in Lenoir.

Since 2001, the Commission, along with partners Neuse Sport Shop, Trout Unlimited and the U.S. Forest Service, has helped coordinate free fishing events across the state during National Fishing and Boating Week to promote fishing as a fun, family-friendly activity. For more information on National Fishing and Boating Week, visit