Pier Fishing on the Outer Banks

OBX Pier Fishing

Pier fishing is a long established local pastime on the Outer Banks, and visitors love it too. It’s common to catch croaker, Spanish mackerel, bluefish, spot, sheepshead, cobia and flounder from piers on the Outer Banks. There are seven great fishing piers you can visit along the Outer Banks from Kitty Hawk to Hatteras.

Kitty Hawk Pier

The Kitty Hawk Pier is now the property of the Hilton Garden Inn that sits directly in front of it at milepost 1. It is used as a wedding  and event venue, but you can purchase a fishing pass at the hotel front desk. Weekly passes are $30 and a yearly pass is $125.

Avalon Fishing Pier

A day pass for fishing on the Avalon Pier in Kill Devil Hills costs $12, 3-day pass is $33 and a week pass is $69. Season passes go for $300. 

They sell bait and rent tackle, and also have refreshments. You won’t need a fishing license to fish from the Avalon Pier.

Nags Head Fishing Pier

Nags Head Fishing Pier features a restaurant and tiki bar that promotes a “You Hook Em and We Cook Em” special where they will fry, blacken or grill your catches off the pier. 

A day fishing pass costs $12, 3 day pass is $30, 7 day pass is $70 and a season pass is $300 for individuals and $390 for couples.  The Nags Head Fishing Pier has a full service bait and tackle shop.

Jennette’s Pier

A fishing pass at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head costs $14. The pier has many other offerings including an aquarium, education center and space for weddings and events. 

Jennette’s Pier is a one-of-a-kind structure on the Outer Banks, as all the other piers are constructed with wood. This pier has a modern design, made out of hurricane-resistant solid concrete pilings and completed with wind turbines on the end.  Even if you don’t decide to fish from Jennette’s Pier, it is worth a visit.

Outer Banks Fishing Pier

The Outer Banks Fishing Pier is a great spot in South Nags Head. The pier bar & grill Fishheads is a popular spot for a meal or a drink with 32 beers on tap. 

No fishing license is required to fish from the pier. The Outer Banks Fishing Pier is lighted and open 24 hours a day.  The pier house is fully stocked with tackle, gear and rentals.

A 1 day pass for the fishing pier is $12, a 3 day pass is $30, a 1 week pass is $70 and an annual pass is $300.

Rodanthe Pier

At the Rodanthe Pier, a day fishing pass costs $12 ($15 for live bait fishing, pin rigging) and $60 for a week pass ($75 for live bait).

You can get a season pass for $200, as well as a couples pass for $300 or family for up to 6 people for $400. The pier house sells merchandise, bait & tackle, and refreshments.  

Avon Pier

A fishing pass on the Avon Pier will cost you $10, a three-day pass goes for $27, annual pass for an individual is $275 and for a couple is $475.

The Avon Pier House sells merchandise and fishing gear as well as refreshments.  Fishing licenses are not required for fishing on the Avon Pier.

The Outer Banks is one of the best locations for fishing. It is only one of the many outdoor recreation activities we are known for.  Come visit and learn more about the Outer Banks.  Once you visit once, you will be hooked.  

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