Now that’s a keeper! The Atlantic Ocean is so important to our identity as a coastal Carolina community. It provides an ecosystem for numerous species of life, industry, trade and pleasure. Naturally, the beaches situated close to Brunswick Forest are on everyone’s list to visit during hot summer months. One tradition that is inseparable from coastal living, is the fun of reeling in a large variety of fish for both food and sport.
You don’t have to leave Brunswick Forest to enjoy a day of fishing, as residents already have access to a stocked pond by the Community Commons. For those looking to cast their lines in a more adventurous fashion, there’s plenty of areas to fish in your local area. Be sure to pick up a saltwater fishing license at your local Walmart!
Standing watch over the shoreline at Wrightsville Beach ever since the 1930’s, Jonnie Mercer’s Fishing Pier is a fantastic place for any angler to try their luck. Sturdily built from solid concrete, this pier offers a fantastic view of the water along with ideal areas to cast your line. While some may prefer to cast their lines from shore, Jonnie Mercer’s gives you easy access to a day filled with fun. Everyone is welcome at Jonnie Mercer’s, and it’s a perfect place for young anglers to go fishing! The pier also provides you with solid shelter, provisions, tackle, restrooms and a place for food. This makes your fishing experience centralized and simple, without having to get wet.
- Location: Wrightsville Beach, 23 E. Salisbury St.
- Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday and Monday: 7am -11pm. Open 24 hours on Friday and Saturday
- Price: Daily passes start at $8.00 per rod
- Notable Fish: Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Black Drum, Red Drum, Flounder and more.
Nothing says “gone fishin’” like spending your day out at sea on a 72-foot party boat! The Vonda Kay, docked at Mott’s Channel Seafood, is ready to carry you to your next deep-sea fishing adventure.
Fishing is a great avenue to be one with the coast. Put your mind at ease, reel in your line, and think about what tall fishing tale you’ll tell your friends. When you live here at Brunswick Forest, adventures are always nearby....
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