From serene state parks to bustling marinas, there’s no shortage of great spots to fish in the Diamond State. Whether you’re a casual angler or a seasoned fisher, see our top fishing spots in Coastal Delaware for some of the best places to cast your line.

pier at holts landing state park

Holts Landing State Park

Holts Landing State Park stands out for its family-friendly fishing opportunities. Here, anglers can catch bluefish, perch, flounder, and sea trout and you can fish from the shore, the pier, or by boat. The park’s boat ramp provides easy access to Indian River Bay. Additionally, the park allows various crabbing techniques and has a pier built specifically for crabbing. This makes it a versatile spot for crabbing enthusiasts! And for our residents at The Knoll at Irons Lane, this fishing spot couldn’t be any closer: it’s just two miles away.

fenwick island state park fishing

Fenwick Island State Park

Fenwick Island State Park offers excellent surf fishing opportunities. With the right vehicle permits, you can drive onto the beach, making it easy to bring along necessary gear. This accessibility makes Fenwick Island very popular among surf fishing enthusiasts. The island’s beach offers ample space and excellent fishing conditions, ensuring a great all-around experience. What’s more, it’s less than 15 minutes from Sweetbay!

boats at indian river marina

Indian River Marina

Situated within Delaware Seashore State Park, Indian River Marina is perfect for those seeking extensive fishing adventures. The marina even hosts one of Delaware’s largest charter boat fleets. Here, you can engage in both inshore and offshore fishing for yellowfin tuna, wahoo, striped bass, and more. While the marina’s location offers quick access to both the Atlantic Ocean and inland bays, enhancing your fishing options even more.

trap pond state park

Trap Pond State Park

Trap Pond State Park provides a secluded environment, ideal for a quiet day of fishing. Anglers can rent boats or follow a wilderness canoe trail. Recognized as a top bass fishing lake, it offers a peaceful retreat for anglers of all ages who are fishing for largemouth bass, pickerel, crappie, and bluegills.

cape henlopen state park

Cape Henlopen State Park

Finally, Cape Henlopen State Park is a versatile option offering both pier and surf fishing. The fishing pier is a hotspot for catching spot, croaker, flounder, striped bass, and large bluefish. With a minimal park admission fee, it’s an affordable option for a full day of fun with the whole family. And residents of our upcoming Suncrest neighborhood will love that fishing at this state park is only a short drive away.

Father and son angling together

Free Fishing Days

In celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week, the Division of Fish and Wildlife designates June 1 and 2 as free fishing days. Anyone can fish in Delaware’s waters without a license on these days. However, anglers aged 16 and older must obtain a free FIN number. This event makes fishing accessible to everyone and encourages more people to enjoy the sport.

foxlane model home interior at sweetbay

After Fishing Adventures, Relax in Your Dream Home by Foxlane

After a fun day spent fishing with friends and family, there’s nothing like relaxing in your brand new home. Schedule a tour of our Sweetbay and The Knoll at Irons Lane neighborhoods to explore our models and learn more about living a luxurious lifestyle in Coastal Delaware.