When it comes to the coast, the sights and sounds of fishing are everywhere, and Wrightsville Beach is no exception. Visitors may happen to pass by one of the charter boats offloading the catch of the day and wonder what it would be like to hook into such huge saltwater game fish. Even diners who are out stretching their legs at one of the ocean piers will see anglers with fish on their lines and rods bent over the rails. Folks walking on the beaches are certain to spot surf fishermen casting baited hooks into the ocean with long, limber rods.​

If you’ve never thought twice about casting a line, it’s time to think again. With a variety of fishing opportunities located right on the island, you just might discover your new favorite vacation activity. Not sure where to start? We’ve compiled a list of places and outfitters to get you started. But beware: you might find yourself hooked for life. Don’t say we didn’t warn you…

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