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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.


Programs and Clinics

Friday,

June 24

Kids Catch-All Fishing Tournament

Delaware Seashore State Park

Registration Day. Take part in the Indian River Marina’s youth fishing tournament. Open to all youth anglers, ages 3-18. For details and registration, visit www.kidscatchall.com

Add to Calendar 6/24/2022 6:00:00 PM 6/24/2022 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Kids Catch-All Fishing Tournament Registration Day. Take part in the Indian River Marina’s youth fishing tournament. Open to all youth anglers, ages 3-18. For details and registration, visit www.kidscatchall.com Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday,

June 25

Kids Catch-All Fishing Tournament

Delaware Seashore State Park

Take part in the Indian River Marina’s youth fishing tournament. Open to all youth anglers, ages 3-18. For details and registration, visit www.kidscatchall.com

Add to Calendar 6/25/2022 6:00:00 AM 6/25/2022 6:30:00 PM America/New_York Kids Catch-All Fishing Tournament Take part in the Indian River Marina’s youth fishing tournament. Open to all youth anglers, ages 3-18. For details and registration, visit www.kidscatchall.com Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday,

June 25

Beginner Fishing

Killens Pond State Park

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 requried for anyone 16 years or older. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4229. $10 per participant

Register Online

Add to Calendar 6/25/2022 2:00:00 PM 6/25/2022 4:00:00 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 requried for anyone 16 years or older. Online registration ends 22 hours prior to the program. After that, please call 302-284-4229. $10 per participant Killens Pond State Park

Sunday,

June 26

Kids Catch-All Fishing Tournament

Delaware Seashore State Park

Take part in the Indian River Marina’s youth fishing tournament. Open to all youth anglers, ages 3-18. For details and registration, visit www.kidscatchall.com

Add to Calendar 6/26/2022 6:00:00 AM 6/25/2022 6:00:00 PM America/New_York Kids Catch-All Fishing Tournament Take part in the Indian River Marina’s youth fishing tournament. Open to all youth anglers, ages 3-18. For details and registration, visit www.kidscatchall.com Delaware Seashore State Park