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Fishing Information


Fishing at Delaware State Parks

Delaware State Parks offer freshwater, saltwater and offshore fishing, as well as clamming and crabbing, and this page will help you plan your perfect fishing adventure! A general fishing license is required for fishing, crabbing, or clamming in tidal and non-tidal waters in Delaware. The Delaware Fishing Guide, a publication of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's Division of Fish & Wildlife, provides comprehensive information about fishing in Delaware.

Salt Water Fishing

Delaware State Parks provide a great opportunity to fish from a pier, from the beach or even along banks of the Indian River Inlet. Be sure to check out the how-to video and make sure you have a surf fishing vehicle permit if you plan to drive on the beach.

Visit our Surf Fishing page for more information.

Fishing Locations

Delaware State Parks offer freshwater, saltwater and offshore fishing, as well as clamming and crabbing, and this page will help you plan your perfect fishing adventure! A general fishing license is required for fishing, crabbing, or clamming in tidal and non-tidal waters in Delaware.

Visit our Where to Fish, Crab & Clam page for more information.

Off-Shore Fishing

For those looking for the challenge of fishing in deeper waters, the charter fleet at Delaware Seashore State Park's Indian River Marina will get you out to some of the finest fishing grounds on the east coast. Wahoo, yellow and blue fin tuna, flounder, drum, sea bass, mackerel, flounder, sea bass, sea trout, blue fish, rockfish, tautog, tuna, shark, swordfish, and other big keepers are brought in regularly.

Visit our Off-Shore Fishing page for more information.

Visit Surf Fishing Permit for more information on changes this year


Programs and Clinics

Thursday,

April 18

9:00 AM

Introduction to Surf Fishing

Delaware Seashore

Have you always wanted to try surf fishing but weren’t sure how to get started? If so, this program is for you! Everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques will be covered in this three-hour program. Rods, reels, and bait are provided. Ages 12 and up. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $25 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 4/18/2024 9:00:00 AM 4/18/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Introduction to Surf Fishing Have you always wanted to try surf fishing but weren’t sure how to get started? If so, this program is for you! Everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques will be covered in this three-hour program. Rods, reels, and bait are provided. Ages 12 and up. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $25 per person Delaware Seashore

Thursday,

April 25

9:00 AM

Beach Driving Clinic

Delaware Seashore

Learn park rules, licensing requirements, and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. Then, follow park staff out to the beach to practice driving on the sand. Participants must have a valid surf tag and the required equipment to do so. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person

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Add to Calendar 4/25/2024 9:00:00 AM 4/25/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Beach Driving Clinic Learn park rules, licensing requirements, and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. Then, follow park staff out to the beach to practice driving on the sand. Participants must have a valid surf tag and the required equipment to do so. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore

Saturday,

April 27

9:00 AM

Introduction to Surf Fishing

Delaware Seashore

Have you always wanted to try surf fishing but weren’t sure how to get started? If so, this program is for you! Everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques will be covered in this three-hour program. Rods, reels, and bait are provided. Ages 12 and up. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $25 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 4/27/2024 9:00:00 AM 4/27/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Introduction to Surf Fishing Have you always wanted to try surf fishing but weren’t sure how to get started? If so, this program is for you! Everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques will be covered in this three-hour program. Rods, reels, and bait are provided. Ages 12 and up. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $25 per person Delaware Seashore

Saturday,

May 04

9:00 AM

Beach Driving Clinic

Delaware Seashore

Learn park rules, licensing requirements, and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. Then, follow park staff out to the beach to practice driving on the sand. Participants must have a valid surf tag and the required equipment to do so. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 5/4/2024 9:00:00 AM 5/4/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Beach Driving Clinic Learn park rules, licensing requirements, and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. Then, follow park staff out to the beach to practice driving on the sand. Participants must have a valid surf tag and the required equipment to do so. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore

Thursday,

May 09

9:00 AM

Introduction to Surf Fishing

Delaware Seashore

Have you always wanted to try surf fishing but weren’t sure how to get started? If so, this program is for you! Everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques will be covered in this three-hour program. Rods, reels, and bait are provided. Ages 12 and up. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $25 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 5/9/2024 9:00:00 AM 5/9/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Introduction to Surf Fishing Have you always wanted to try surf fishing but weren’t sure how to get started? If so, this program is for you! Everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques will be covered in this three-hour program. Rods, reels, and bait are provided. Ages 12 and up. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $25 per person Delaware Seashore

Friday,

May 10

9:00 AM

Beach Driving Clinic

Delaware Seashore

Learn park rules, licensing requirements, and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. Then, follow park staff out to the beach to practice driving on the sand. Participants must have a valid surf tag and the required equipment to do so. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 5/10/2024 9:00:00 AM 5/10/2024 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Beach Driving Clinic Learn park rules, licensing requirements, and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. Then, follow park staff out to the beach to practice driving on the sand. Participants must have a valid surf tag and the required equipment to do so. Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $20 per person Delaware Seashore

Sunday,

June 16

10:00 AM

Beginner Fishing

Killens Pond

Want to learn how to fish? Now's your chance! Join us as we guide you through the basics of fishing, like casting, baiting hooks and reeling one in. We will provide rods, but feel free to bring your own if you have one. A valid non-tidal fishing license will be required for any participant 16 years or older. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $10 per participant

Register Online

Add to Calendar 6/16/2024 10:00:00 AM 6/16/2024 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Beginner Fishing Want to learn how to fish? Now's your chance! Join us as we guide you through the basics of fishing, like casting, baiting hooks and reeling one in. We will provide rods, but feel free to bring your own if you have one. A valid non-tidal fishing license will be required for any participant 16 years or older. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4299. $10 per participant Killens Pond