Fishing in Wrightsville Beach, NC

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.

Featured Local Businesses

Fishing Piers

Foot of E. Salisbury St.
Wrightsville Beach, NC
(910) 256-2743

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

Head Boats and Charters

Wrightsville Beach Causeway
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 332-7284

Whether you're visiting the beach or planning a visit for family or friends, Wrightsville Beach Adventures will keep you entertained. The Captain runs a top notch boat and will take you for a full day of off shore fishing or a half day with the family. Looking for a romantic dinner...more about Wrightsville Beach Adventures

No Excuses Fishing Charters Wrightsville Beach Fishing
Wilmington, NC
(910) 352-2715

This year-round fishing charter service specializes in custom, light tackle saltwater trips around Topsail Island, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach and the Cape Fear River. Captain Mike Pedersen is USCG-licensed with more than 30 years fishing experience. There are no cookie cutter charters here; Captain Mike listens to your interests, considers each...more about No Excuses Fishing Charters

Vonda Kay Fishing Charters Wrightsville Beach Fishing
behind Motts Channel Seafood
120 Short St.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 545-FISH

For a memorable day of fishing for the whole family, welcome aboard the Vonda Kay and head out to the Gulf Stream. Fish for black sea bass, snapper, grouper, triggerfish, mahi mahi, amberjack, mackerel and cobia. The Vonda Kay has all of the latest electronics and safety equipment and can carry up to 76 passengers....more about Vonda Kay Fishing Charters

Wrightsville Beach, NC
(910) 619-8509

Experience a chartered fishing trip in Wrightsville or Topsail Beach aboard the Corona Daze, a TR 22 Triton Sea Hunt with center console. The Corona Daze comes equipped with full electronics, including two GPS systems featuring sonar and radar. Captain Mike Hoffman, a Wilmington native, has been fishing since he was...more about Corona Daze Charters

2010 Capital Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 619-4665
435 Eastwood Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 792-6945

Hook, Line & Paddle Canoe & Kayak Outfitters is one of the largest kayak fishing and paddleboard fishing dealers in North Carolina. As the sport of paddle fishing grows in popularity, so does the store's large stock of fishing kayaks, fishing stand up paddleboards and tons of paddle fishing accessories. Join...more about Hook, Line & Paddle Canoe & Kayak Outfitters

Wrightsville Beach Custom Charters
Wrightsville Beach, NC
(910) 798-6093
407 Foxwood Ln.
Wilmington, NC 28409
(910) 520-7661

Rod-Man Charters offers full-service charter book and custom-made fishing rods....more about Rod-Man Charters

5419 Peden Point Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28409
(910) 619-9580

With Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters you’ll find a variety of boats perfect for fishing the calm waters of the Cape Fear waterways. Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters provides fishing experiences for inshore, near-shore and the backwaters of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Wrightsville Beach, Southport and Bald Head Island. From sight-casting for redfish in Buzzard’s Bay to live-bait fishing...more about Seahawk Inshore Fishing Charters

Wrightsville Beach, NC 28403
(910) 367-5469

Wrightsville Beach Water Sports is host to some of the area's most popular charter companies. No strangers to saltwater fishing, each of CFFC's captains will provide a great experience using the latest techniques and equipment. The company runs its charters out of the 30-foot Grady-White Seaward Action, the 34-foot Yellowfinne Streamweaver and a 41-foot Tiara. These are...more about Wrightsville Beach Water Sports

Drift Brothers Tackle nad Custom Rods

Equipment and Supplies

Fine tackle and custom rods make dreams of hooking prize fish come true. With more than 50 years of combined fishing experience in eastern North Carolina fresh and salt waters, this crew of expert anglers knows what it takes to catch fish. From casting to spinning, trolling and bottom fishing, they...more about Drift Brothers Tackle and Custom Rods

Redix Wrightsville Beach Fishing
120 Causeway Drive
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 256-2201

Redix has an amazing collection of fishing gear.  Rods, reels, line, tackle and lures of all kinds, tackle boxes, rod holders, fishing nets, clothing, shoes and boots: if you need it to catch a fish, chances are you can find it at Redix....more about Redix

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