Find out why everyone is calling Weldon, North Carolina the “Rockfish Capital of the World”.  To do that, you really need to plan a trip this spring. This area is known to be home to an abundance of striped bass, call rockfish locally, which is why so many people flock there to cast a line. The “run” begins on March 1 and lasts through mid-June. North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission opens the Roanoke River and tributaries for the harvest. The daily limit within the Roanoke River Management Area is two striped bass per angler.


Visitors can find access to boating areas, as well as different areas to fish from the shores that are recommended.  A list of guides, that can help you catch your limit, is found at  This world renowned fishery is truly a memorable experience.  If you want to try your luck in these lucky waters, this is the time to do it. Grab your bait and head to the Roanoke Rapids/ Weldon area!  There are many fine hotels in the area as well as famous local restaurants. 


There something for the whole family in this easy to visit area.  For more information or to plan your trip contact the Halifax County Visitors center at 800-522-4282 or


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