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Cast a Line from these Outer Banks Fishing Piers

05/01/2024 | by Emily Wells | Outer Banks Outdoor Recreation

The Outer Banks, with its long stretch coastline and rich marine life, is an angler’s paradise! Some of the most accessible and bountiful fishing piers can be found in this region. Each pier presents a unique fishing experience and can be found just a cast away from Manteo. 

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Why Fish at the Outer Banks Piers? 

If this is your first time casting a line into these waters, you’ll be happy to know that you can catch a variety of species, including drum, flounder, and the prized Spanish mackerel. As you wait for something to catch the bait, you’ll be captivated by panoramic ocean views. You can learn a lot from the seasoned fisherman down at the piers so be sure to befriend these fellow anglers!

Which Piers Offer Fishing?

You can enjoy fishing from many of the piers along North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Wherever you choose to adventure, check out some of the best options for pier fishing around!

Nags Head Fishing Pier – 3335 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head

Outer Banks Fishing Pier – 8901 S Old Oregon Inlet Road, Nags Head

Jennette’s Pier – 7223 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head

Avalon Pier – 2111 N Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills

Regulations and Tips 

Fishing in the Outer Banks comes with its set of regulations to ensure sustainable practice and safety for all. Anglers are advised to familiarize themselves with and obtain any North Carolina fishing licenses and adhere to local fishing regulations. Knowledgeable staff at each pier can also provide updates on seasonal regulations and best practices. 

Accessibility and Events 

While fishing is the main draw, many Outer Banks piers also host special events, including fishing tournaments, educational programs, and even live music.  Most piers are within an hour’s drive from Manteo, making them an easy day trip for visitors. Check local listings for events like “Kids Fishing Day” or evening fishing specialists that offer a great way to learn and have fun. 

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Come discover the wonders of pier fishing along the coast. Pirate’s Cove would love to host you in any of our accommodations for your next great catch! Browse our rental properties and find the perfect retreat for you! Whether you’re looking for rentals in Manteo, pet-friendly accommodations, or long-term rentals, we have the ideal rental for you!

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