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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

Saturday,

January 15

Beach Driving Clinic

Delaware Seashore State Park

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 necessary equipment to do so). Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $10 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 1/15/2022 9:00:00 AM 1/15/2022 10:30:00 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 necessary equipment to do so). Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $10 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday,

January 29

Beach Driving Clinic

Delaware Seashore State Park

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 necessary equipment to do so). Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $10 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 1/29/2022 9:00:00 AM 1/29/2022 10:30:00 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 necessary equipment to do so). Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $10 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday,

February 12

Beach Driving Clinic

Delaware Seashore State Park

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 necessary equipment to do so). Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $10 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 2/12/2022 9:00:00 AM 2/12/2022 10:30:00 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 necessary equipment to do so). Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $10 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Saturday,

February 26

Beach Driving Clinic

Delaware Seashore State Park

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 necessary equipment to do so). Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $10 per person

Register Online

Add to Calendar 2/26/2022 9:00:00 AM 2/26/2022 10:30:00 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 necessary equipment to do so). Online registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call 302-227-6991. $10 per person Delaware Seashore State Park