Fishing Pier Rules & Information
  1. The Port Lewes Fishing Pier is
    PRIVATE. It is NOT OPEN to the
    Public.  It is for the private use of
    Port Lewes residents and guests.
  2. Individuals fishing from the Port
    Lewes pier must display a Port
    Lewes Recreation pass.
  3. All individuals fishing from the pier
    must follow the guidelines of the
    Department of Natural Resources
    and Environmental Control.  Strict
    licensing requirements, as well as,
    minimum size and creel limits are
    determined each year and are
    subject to change.  
  4. Because of pier fire hazard, NO
  5. All bait must be cleaned at the
    designated area near the end of the
    pier.  DO NOT clean bait on any of
    the benches.  
  6. Trash should be deposited in the
    container at the entrance of the pier.
  7. Bikes and skateboards are not
    permitted on the pier.
  8. Common courtesy should be shown
    to people fishing and those just
    “enjoying the view”.  
  9. No parking in front of pier – for
    loading and unloading only
  10. Because of hidden hazards, no
    jumping or diving from the pier.
Delaware requires anglers to have a
fishing license for both fresh and tidal
waters, while the license will also be
valid for recreational crabbing and
clamming.  Each holder of a fishing
license must display the license on an
outer garment while fishing.

The licenses and regulations may be
obtained at local tackle shops or by

Any angler, who is 16 or older but
less than 65, is required to have a
Delaware fishing license.   

Get a Fishing License  The fee for an
annual resident fishing license
remains $8.50. The non-resident fee
is $20 per year, while the seven-day
tourist license is $12.50. Each of
these license options entitles the
holder to fish in any of Delaware's
waters, as well crabbing and
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