A perfect laid-back and relaxing way to enjoy a Topsail Island vacation is to get your fishing gear, bait and other essentials ready. Fishing is massively popular on the island. Locals as well as visitors find it quite fascinating to spend an entire day if they are looking forward to a lazy day. The best thing is you don’t have to do a course on fishing. Topsail Island allures professionals as well as novices and gives them equal chance. The tempting waters of the Atlantic Ocean persuade fishing enthusiasts for inlet fishing, pier fishing, charter boat fishing, watercraft fishing and many more.
Something about Your Preferred Vacation Destination:
Before you fly down to your preferred travel hotspot, knowing something about it will come in handy exploring it. If myth is to be believed, the island derived its name from “tops of the sails”. The phrase “tops of the sails” is basically of the pirate ships that were hiding behind the island and would attack people and voyagers who would choose the route. People became cautious when passing by Topsail Island (a popular hideout for pirates). The island is comprised three major areas such as Topsail Beach, North Topsail Beach and Surf City. The island is accessible via two bridges, well-connected to the mainland.
Be it charter boat fishing or fishing from the piers, you are going to catch a wide variety of fish including sea mullets, speckled trout, chopper blues, red drum, black drum, Spanish mackerel, grouper, bonito, sea bass, mahi-mahi, amberjack and king mackerel.
Travelers who have turned anglers here can go charter fishing. Since the island doesn’t have many options, it’s better you customize your charter trip. You can further opt for trips featuring live-bait fishing, fly fishing, shark fishing, trolling inshore, bottom fishing and night fishing.
Do You Need License?
Sounds strange, isn’t it? Well, this is true. You will need a fishing license to fish on the island. The Town of Topsail Beach (topsailbeach.org) and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (ncwildlife.org) sell licenses and offer information related to licenses.
Fishing Piers and Boat Ramps:
The fun of fishing reaches its zenith when you grab a spot on the pier, pamper your taste buds in the nearest restaurants and relish in the awe-inspiring views of the beach. There are three major piers that always allure fishing lovers. Surf City Ocean Pier is the first pier on the island, built in 1948. The pier was renovated and restored in completed in 1997 due to a major hurricane. Another popular pier is Sea View on North Topsail. It has earned reputation as the longest fishing pier on the North Carolina coast. The number three pier is Jolly Roger Pier. It offers a great oceanfront dining, a bait-and-tackle shop, two cleaning stations and outdoor dining.
Unlike hotels and motels, Topsail vacation rentals by owner offer fishing equipment to its visitors. Get in touch with owner today and ensure you are getting fishing equipment on rent. Now you don’t need to look for shops.