Category Archives: Fishing

Topsail Island is a year-round fishing destination. You can fish on both the coastal side of the island and the sound side of the island (between Topsail Island and the mainland). In the Atlantic, there is great pier fishing, surf fishing and charter fishing. Pier fishing and surf fishing are both great for families with children. The three favorite piers are the Surf City Fishing Pier, the Seaview Pier (in North Topsail Beach), and the Jolly Roger Pier (in Holly Ridge).

Topsail Island accesses some of the best fishing for Spanish and king mackerel, flounder, bluefish, bonito, sea bass, grouper, tuna, shrimp, oyster, crabs and more! Learn more about fishing on Topsail Island with our local blog. We explore fall fishing, our favorite charters for in-shore and off-shore fishing, where to buy fresh seafood, the best tackle shops, and more! You could make an entire vacation out of Topsail Island fishing options…

Building Boats for Topsail, North Carolina, and Beyond

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2020 Topsail Island Kingfish Tournament

The results are not official yet, and despite some rain and thunder, the 29th annual King Mackerel Tournament held this past weekend and hosted by the Rotary Club of Sneads Ferry was a big success. Treasure Realty was there. Here’s … Continue reading

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Fishing for a Month of Quarantine on Topsail Island

Chris Plaford spends a month of quarantine by drone fishing from North Topsail Beach of Topsail Island in North Carolina. You may be surprised to see what can be caught just a few hundred yards off the beach … in this case … Continue reading

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Fall Fishin’ on Topsail Island. It’s GREAT!

I learned something new yesterday. Did you know that fish migrate like birds? Who knew? Well, apparently a lot of people! Someone told me that autumn was the best time of the year for fishing in coastal North Carolina, so … Continue reading

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Have I Got a Scoop for You: Thomas Tackle and Seafood in Surf City

by Donna Byrd   I was walking around a popular local grocery store in the Surf City area the other day, trying to think of a seafood dish I could fix for dinner. While in the produce department, I saw … Continue reading

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The Shrimp Lady: A Real Sneads Ferry Tradition

by Donna Byrd The Shrimp Lady Seafood Market When Edith Millis began selling shrimp out of the back of her Chevy Silverado in 1985, she probably had no idea that she was creating a business that would become a tradition … Continue reading

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Surf City Fishing Pier – It’s that time of year!

by Donna Byrd “Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that is not fish they are after.” Henry David  Thoreau “There ain’t but one time to go fishin’, and that’s whenever you can.”     Diron Talbert Fall … Continue reading

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Cruisin’ With Captain Mike: Topsail Boat Rental

by Donna Byrd In my blog post last week, you may remember that after living for four years in the Topsail Island area, I decided that it was high time I became a tourist.  What’s the point of living in … Continue reading

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Coming to Topsail Island This Summer? Don’t Miss the Surf City Pier!

With several prime fishing spots, two large cleaning stations with fresh running water, and a grill and ice cream shop with plenty of screened-in outdoor seating, the Surf City pier is the place to be this summer!

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Weekend Getaways on Topsail Island

Why wait for the summer to come to the beach? If you reside in Jacksonville or anywhere near Topsail Island, September and October are great months for a weekend getaway to the beach! Top Ten Reasons to Visit Topsail Island … Continue reading

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