Pier Rules

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  • 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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UPDATED 4-1-2022

  • 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 at sunset daily.
  • Bottom-fishing from the end before sunset is prohibited.
  • Sight-casting or jigging amongst and over the pin-rigs is prohibited.
  • Pin-rigs are thrown in order of arrival and must always be attended.
  • Braided line is 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.