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.
Individuals fishing from the Port Lewes pier must display a Port Lewes fishing pass.
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.
Because of pier fire hazard, NO SMOKING ON THE PIER
All bait must be cleaned at the designated area near the end of the pier. DO NOT clean bait on any of the benches.
Trash should be deposited in the container at the entrance of the pier.
Bikes and skateboards are not permitted on the pier.
Common courtesy should be shown to people fishing and those just “enjoying the view”.
No parking in front of pier – for loading and unloading only
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.
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 clamming.