Fishing in Oriental and Pamlico County, NC


Surrounded by the Pamlico Sound, Oriental, NC is home to some of North Carolina's best inland fishing spots. Novice anglers and experienced sportsmen alike are often seen venturing out for everything from flounder to redfish, while commercial fishermen often putter along with nets full of shrimp and crabs. North Carolina seafood has a reputation for being fresh and the fish tales heard around area marinas will confirm that no seafood is fresher than catching it yourself. 

Featured Local Businesses

Head, Charter and Tour Boats

Down East Guide Services1907 Paulette Road
Morehead City, NC • map(252) 671-3474

A vacation in Oriental with at least one day of fishing is the business of Down East Guide Service, with Captain George Beckwith or any one of several equally experienced local professional guides. These experts fish Pamlico Sound and the Nuese River for Tarpon, Giant Red Drum, Trout, Flounder and more;...more about Down East Guide Services

Spec Fever9506 Connie Cove Rd.
Oriental, NC 28571 • map(252) 249-1520

Captain Gary Dubiel knows the Neuse River and her tributary waters intimately, Pamlico Sound equally well. His charter and guide service, Spec Fever, caters to the shallow water and near coastal fisherman. Dubiel is glad to tailor trips to client preferences. He finds redfish, speckled sea trout, flounder, striped bass, tarpon,...more about Spec Fever

Saltwater Fishing Tournaments

Atlantic Beach Saltwater Classic King Mackerel Tournament Oriental and Pamlico County FishingAtlantic Beach Saltwater Classic King Mackerel TournamentAtlantic Station Shopping Center
McCurdy's Restaurant Dock
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512 • map(800) 546-4622
(800) 546-4622

September 16 - 18, 2014 The Atlantic Beach Saltwater Classic King Mackerel Tournament is a huge event and is one of the nation's largest all-cash king mackerel fishing competitions. The tournament benefits the Atlantic Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Registration and Captain's Meeting and Awards Ceremonies and all events are at the Atlantic Station...more about Atlantic Beach Saltwater Classic King Mackerel Tournament

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