It may sound pretty pretentious for us to put Delaware down as fisherman’s dream, but it’s true. From the Atlantic Ocean to fresh water ponds, there are tons of locations in Delaware to reel in the big catch.

Delaware FishingSome of the best ways to fish in Delaware is either by charter or surf fishing. There are a multitude of fishing charters and marinas from Fisherman’s Wharf in Lewes (offerings charter boats and sightseeing vessels) to Delaware City Marina in northern Delaware (offering floating docks, fuel service and much more). If you find yourself to be more on the beginner side of being a fisherman, don’t worry! The charters have all you need and will instruct you. Some will also take visitors out on guided tours of the Atlantic coastline. Now, if you are more of a landlubber, then surf fishing would be the way to go. Some of the most popular places to surf fish in Delaware are either Cape Henlopen State Park or Delaware Seashore State Park. Pull up a chair, cast out your line, and wait for a great fight with one of the many different species of fish that are waiting for you in the Delaware Bay or Ocean.

Delaware FishingIf salt-water fishing is not for you, Delaware also has many different outlets for fresh water fishing. Some of our most popular places to fresh water fish are Moores Lake in Dover, Concord Pond in Seaford (which is one of the largest fishing ponds in Delaware) and Brandywine Creek State Park in Wilmington.

For our Trout fans, there are all sorts of spots along the Delaware River for fly fishing as well as White Clay Creek State Park, which is the First State’s premier fly fishing location.

Delaware is known for many great attractions and events. When you combine a fishing trip with the various other activities offered in the state, then Delaware truly becomes a fisherman’s dream come true. For ideas on a fishing trip to Delaware, go to