Pier Fishing on Cape Hatteras
On Hatteras Island, many anglers flock to the Hatteras Island Fishing Pier in Rodanthe and the Avon Fishing Pier. Though these fishing piers vary slightly in amenities and fees, they both offer access to some great fishing and even greater ocean views.
Hatteras Island Fishing Pier (AKA Rodanthe Pier)
Perhaps the most famous pier for its cameo in the 2008 Richard Gere and Diane Lane major motion picture, "Nights in Rodanthe", the Rodanthe Pier has had a long history of standing up to decades of battering waves and storms. The pier is a veritable island landmark, and pier fishermen keep coming back year after year for bass, red drum, tarpon, kings, blues and cobia. When it comes to fishing supplies, the tackle shop in the pier house has everything you’ll need, including rental equipment, bait, and all the sandwiches, ice cold drinks and snacks for a great day in the sun and surf.
The pier is open seasonally through December, seven days a week, from 6:30 a.m. through midnight. For more information, or to get the latest fishing report on what’s biting, call the pier at (252) 987-0030.
Avon Fishing Pier
The Avon Pier is perfect for both the seasoned angler and the family, as the pier is adjacent to Avon’s 18-hole real grass mini-golf course and is close to local restaurants. The pier offers some of the best red drum fishing in the area, as the World All-Tackle Record for red drum weighing in at 94 pounds, 2 ounces, was caught about 200 yards from the pier in 1984. Every 4th of July, the pier is also the host to Avon’s phenomenal fireworks display, attracting thousands of visitors annually. With a tackle shop chock full of bait, refreshments, and souvenirs, and a convenient central Avon location, this pier is definitely worth a visit.
The pier is open seasonally until the end of November, seven days a week. For fishing reports and fees, call (252) 995-5480. You can also check out the Surf or Sound Realty sponsored Avon Pier cam on our weather page.