Outer Banks has a well-deserved reputation for fishing. The fishing piers that line the shoreline are an important part of that culture.
The Outer Banks fishing piers are a favorite spot for both locals and visitors. Stretching over the water, they provide unbeatable views of the ocean and nearby shoreline. They’re also a great place to catch some waves or relax in the sun. Best of all, the piers are open to everyone – so whether you’re an experienced fisherman or just looking for a place to enjoy the view, you’ll feel right at home.
The Fishing Piers Of The OBX
Info On Fishing The Outer Banks Piers
Different fish run at different times of the year, but there is almost always a chance that something will be biting. Most of the piers have a pier house store that can offer advice on bait, tackle, and what to expect when you drop a line into the water.
A Coastal Recreational Fishing License is required for anyone over 16 years of age, and licenses are sold at the pier tackle shops. Some of the piers include the license fee in their usage fee for anyone fishing from the pier.
Not everyone on the pier is fishing. Fishing fees are usually around $10/day; to just walk out and enjoy the pier is under $5.00. Fees vary by pier.
It is important to know the current fishing regulations. Most fish have a size limit, (usually a minimum size), but some species have a maximum size that can be kept.
A number of piers have restaurants on them. Check and see if they’ll cook your catch.
Not all piers are open all year around, so it’s a good idea to call before heading out.