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…

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 the display of oranges and remembered a fantastic grilled grouper recipe I had prepared the … Continue reading Have I Got a Scoop for You: Thomas Tackle and Seafood in Surf City

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 for locals and vacationers that would carry on into the next millennium. Yet, thirty-one years … Continue reading The Shrimp Lady: A Real Sneads Ferry Tradition

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 is the season for fishing here in Sneads Ferry and Topsail Island. And with that … Continue reading Surf City Fishing Pier – It’s that time of year!

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 a vacation destination if you don’t explore what this part of coastal Carolina offers? I … Continue reading Cruisin’ With Captain Mike: Topsail Boat Rental

Herrings Outdoor Sports – Everything You Need For Fun In The Sun

Herrings Outdoor Sports Everything You Need For Fun In The Sun Before heading out for some fun in the sun with family or friends, stop at Herring’s Outdoor Sports. Located in Surf City on Topsail Island, Herring’s Outdoor Sports store has everything anyone could ever need for virtually every type of oceanfront sport you can … Continue reading Herrings Outdoor Sports – Everything You Need For Fun In The Sun