Standing 25 feet above sea level, this magnificent concrete structure represents the latest in storm-resistant technology. It is the first pier in North Carolina able to sustain 200 mph winds, and its windows are built to withstand storm gales up to 150 mph. The light poles consist of spun concrete, and...more about Johnnie Mercer's Pier
Wrightsville Beach, NC, and Figure Eight Island, NC, attract experienced and novice anglers from across the country. Cast from a kayak, drop a line off an ocean pier, or enjoy surf fishing on the beautiful beach.
Perhaps the best place to start fishing in Wrightsville Beach is from Johnnie Mercer's Pier at the foot of East Salisbury Street. Standing 25 feet above sea level, this pier is built to withstand almost anything Mother Nature can throw our way — and it's a great place to drop a line on a sunny day and watch the ocean. Stop in the restaurant for a sunrise breakfast before you fish and your day will get off to a perfect start.
Surf fishing is a favorite past time and you'll find plenty of locals and tourists alike casting a line on the beach during your visit. Or maybe you'd like to fish from a kayak or canoe — you'll find rental companies in this section who can help you with that too.
Wrightsville Beach is home to some of the area's finest fishing charters. Any of the charter companies listed in this section can provide you with a fishing trip you'll remember, complete with high-quality boats and gear and knowledgable captains. Check out our Head Boats and Charters page for information.