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Outer Banks Fishing Piers

'Find Your Favorite Pier'


kitty-hawk-pierGrab your spinning rod and try your luck at one of our famous Outer Banks Fishing Piers. Fishing is the most popular activity on the islands, and is known around the world! 

Even if you're not a fishermen, you can enjoy a nice relaxing walk and watch all the excitement as the anglers reel in their catch! Have your camera handy, you may even see a dolphin or two!

You can choose from seven public Outer Banks Fishing Piers between Cape Hatteras and Kitty Hawk.  Most are open from April through November and have a professional staff to help you with your gear, bait, and fishing tips.  Some are open 24 hours a day during the summer months and into early fall. For the latest fishing reports for Outer Banks Fishing Piers visit Frank and Fran's Tackle.  Also, you can view a list of the State of North Carolina Saltwater Fishing Records here at North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries.



The Outer Banks is referred to as a fisherman's paradise and if you're new to the sport, pier fishing is a great place to start!  There is a big fish out there with your name on it just waiting for you to cast out your line!  Where do you hook a "big one" if you don't have a boat?  You guessed it!  Right on the pier!  So, what are you waiting for?  We will see you at the Outer Banks Fishing Piers! 

Check out any of the piers highlighted below and spend a great day fishing while you're here! 

avalon-pierAvalon Pier
Kill Devil Hills (252) 441-7494
This pier was built in 1958, making it the "newest" of the northern beach piers.  It is 696 feet long.  They offer rod rentals and all types of bait. 


avon-pierAvon Pier
Avon  (252) 995-5480
Known for excellent fishing with some of the best Red Drum fishing in the world!  Drum tournaments are held in October. The pier is 600 feet long, and has a great tackle and snack shop, too! 

cape-hatteras-pierCape Hatteras Pier
Frisco (828) 986-2533
Most of the locals refer to this pier as
The Frisco Pier.  It is open daily 6am to 11pm from late March through December, and is a popular fishing spot for King Mackerel fishermen

hatteras-pier2Hatteras Island Pier
Rodanthe (252) 987-2323
Most refer to this pier as the Rodanthe Pier.  It is 850 feet long and offers a great snack shop, pool tables, bait and tackle.  The pier is open from April through November.

jennetts-pierJennette's Pier
Nags Head (252) 441-6421
Of all the Outer Banks Piers, Jennette's is the oldest, originally built in 1939.  It has been rebuilt many times and withstood dozens of hurricanes over the years.  In 2003, the pier was destroyed by Hurricane Isabel, and after many years of planning and construction, Jennette's Pier reopened May 21, 2011!

nags-head-pierNags Head Pier
 Nags Head (252) 441-5141
One of the oldest Outer Banks Fishing Piers around, and is 750 feet long.  It also has The Pier House Restaurant and The Pier Cottages  if you need a nice place to stay.  One of the unique things about Nags Head Pier is they will cook your catch for you

outer-banks-fishing-pierOuter Banks Pier
South Nags Head (252) 441-5740
Located very close to the Oregon Inlet where great fishing is very well known!  It offers a wonderful oceanfront restaurant and a game room for the kids.  Open
24 hours with all types of rentals available from bicycles and boogie boards to fishing tackle!


Fishing Reports - Freshwater - SaltwaterCheck out detailed fishing reports and know what the pros know. Freshwater - Saltwater - Largemouth Bass, Striper, Trout, Flounder reports posted by top charter boat Captains, professional fishing guides, and private anglers from fishing hotspots around the globe.


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