Pier Rules

Jennette's Pier Pier Rules


We look forward to welcoming you to Jennette's Pier! Your visit will be different than in the past. Why? Health and safety—yours, ours and others. 

  • In-person, outside ticketing with direct access to the pier
  • Passes sold daily on a first come, first serve basis due to limited capacity
  • (3-day and 7-day passes will not be sold at this time)
  • Modified hours - 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Regular cleaning and disinfection for your safety
  • Clearly defined fishing locations to ensure proper social distancing
  • All interactive exhibits will be turned off 










  • By state law no firearms allowed.
  • No pets allowed in the pier house or on the pier.
  • Rod limit: two per angler; three for pin-rig fishing.
  • No balloons or fireworks of any type are allowed on the pier property.
  • No bicycles or skateboards on pier deck (bike racks are provided at bottom of each ramp).
  • No spearfishing under the pier per Nags Head Town ordinance.

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cobia & king mackerel RULES

(Cobia & king mackerel passes will not be sold at this time.)

UPDATED 01.10.2020

  • You must purchase a wristband to pin-rig or sight-cast from the end of the pier for Cobia/King Mackerel. 
  • Cobia/King Mackerel fishing in the jigging lane is prohibited.
  • One corner is for pin-rigs, the other corner is for sight-casting.
  • Cobia/King Mackerel passes expire daily at 8 p.m.
  • Bottom-fishing from the end before is prohibited before 8 p.m.
  • Sight-casting or jigging amongst and over the pin-rigs is prohibited.
  • Pin-rigs must always be attended.
  • Braided line prohibited on the first 100 yards of fighting or anchor rod.
  • Bait buckets may only be hung from the flare end behind the green line.
  • Balloons are prohibited. In-line floats that are retrieved are allowed.
  • All baits must be launched from the pier. 
  • Chumming, fish oil slicks and shark-fishing are prohibited. 
  • Benches are for sitting.  Please keep coolers, tackle boxes, etc. on the deck and behind the green line.
  • Do not harm or kill skates and rays that you are not keeping.
  • This is a family pier.  Please keep it clean and be respectful and courteous to all other guests.

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