The most popular sport fishing in Halifax County, NC is to be found in Weldon, “The Rockfish Capital of the World.”
Every spring Striped Bass, or Rockfish as they are known locally, travel up the river from the Albemarle Sound to spawn, providing anglers two months of keeper season and another two months of catch-and-release. However, rockfish aren’t the only fish to be found here. Fishermen also enjoy the lure of shad, largemouth bass, crappie, sunfish, catfish, as well as the occasional walleye, yellow perch, and chain pickerel. If you prefer someone to lead you to the best fishing spots, there are plenty of guide services available.
The Weldon riverfront has more to offer year-round with the new Weldon Mills Distillery offering tours, entertainment, and event space. Weldon also has places to stay, great food, shopping, and more.