There is a small creek in my neighborhood that I have seen catchable sized fish in. I want to break out the ultra light for some fun but I am reluctant to fish it because i am unaware of the laws about trespassing and do not want any snooty neighbors calling the cops. If i am standing in the creek and fishing, is that trespassing? I'm sure someone owns the land around it, but it is not someones back yard, it is overrun woods. Also, if it's private property, even if i cannot find the owners of the land to ask for permission to fish, do I need a NC fishing license? Mine just expired.