Fishing in Swansboro/Cape Carteret, NC

Find the fishing you dreamed about in the waters near Swansboro and Cape Carteret.  There are docks conveniently located and businesses with bait, advice, and equipment you need to catch the big one.

Featured Local Businesses
Parkerton Inn
Captain Stacy Fishing Center

Fishing Reports

What's biting when and where is as important to avid anglers as the world news is to the rest of us. Information about catches is available at most bait and tackle shops, marinas, piers or charter boat rental offices. To get the inside track on where to fish, read the Carteret County News-Times. Every Friday it publishes "On the Line," a column by fishing writer Capt. Jerry Dilsaver. Pick up a print copy of the paper or read it online.

Head, Charter and Tour Boats

Swansboro, NC 28584
(910) 459-2257

With over 20 years of boating and fishing experience, Captain Chris Sewell of Fishead Charters can make your day a truly enjoyable experience. Offering light tackle Offshore, Inshore, Near-Shore, night shark fishing and flounder gigging, Capt. Chris can customize a half-day (four hour) or full-day (six hour) trip for up to six passengers....more about Fishead Charters

128 Corbett Ave.
Swansboro, NC 28584
(252) 354-3474

Three miles from Emerald Isle, Nancy Lee Fishing Center offers five-hour head-boat fishing charters for adults and children as well as five-, eight- and 11-hour private charters that consist of bottom fishing and trolling. All of Capt. Lee Manning's vessels are Coast Guard inspected and equipped with the latest safety and...more about Nancy Lee Fishing Center

Saltwater Fishing Tournaments

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament Swansboro/Cape Carteret Fishing
Various locations
Morehead City, NC
(252) 247-3575

June 2016 TBA  Big Rock — one hardly needs to say more. The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament celebrates its 57th anniversary in 2015 and is one of the oldest and largest sport-fishing tournaments of its kind in the country. The nine-day event includes a one-day lady angler tournament boasting 60-plus...more about Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

Various locations
Swansboro, NC 28584
(910) 326-3474

October 2014 Registration for the King Mackerel and Inshore Trout and Lizard Fish tournament takes place online prior to the event or at the Swansboro Rotary building the Friday before the tournament.  This October event has prizes and cash winnings of $170,000 based on a 200 boat participation.  Proceeds from the tournament benefits the Swansboro Rotary Scholarship Program...more about King Mackerel and Inshore Trout and Lizard Fish Tournament

Swansboro Rotary King Mackerel Bluewater Tournament Swansboro/Cape Carteret Fishing
Various locations
Swansboro, NC 28584
(252) 0669

May 21 - 24, 2015 Swansboro Rotary Club's Bluewater Tournament is held on Memorial Day weekend, and this year celebrates its 35th year. Formerly combined with the King Mackerel tournament, the tournaments were split into two separate weekends. The new name for the tournament series is The Swansboro Rotary Fishing Tournament Series. The King Mackerel and...more about Swansboro Rotary King Mackerel Bluewater Tournament

 
 
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