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Can visitors fish off the pier? 
Submitted by Connie M, Weirton, West Virginia April 19, 2017
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 20, 2017

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Hi Connie,

You can also fish off the pier at Northside Park for free.  You may be required to have a license though.  There are a good number of nice sized fish caught off the pier. 


Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 20, 2017

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Hi Connie,

You can also fish off the pier at Northside Park for free.  You may be required to have a license though.  There are a good number of nice sized fish caught off the pier. 


Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 19, 2017

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Yes, but there is a small fee. Just walk up to the shop on the pier and pay the entrance fee. You can bring your own equipment or rent it from them. The also sell bait. You do not need a license to fish from the pier. You can find out more here.


Schwenksville, PA

Insider since: 2011

Answered: April 19, 2017

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Yes, you can. There are two pay piers in OC: The Oceanic Fishing Pier is bayside at the Inlet and the Ocean City Fishing Pier on the ocean. Both offer pay to fish, no license required, rod rental and bait sales. Both are open 24 hours in season. If you are looking to fish for free with no license required, there are two locations in OC. The 2nd to 4th street bulkhead bayside and the pier at Northside Park. Any other location including the surf will require a Maryland Saltwater license.


Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: April 19, 2017

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You can, and to answer any questions you may have about fishing licenses or boat charters, check here http://ococean.com/things-to-do/fishing/fishing-oc/

Thank you for your question.


Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: April 19, 2017

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that will not be a problem.  I have fished off the pier and been successful. 


Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: April 19, 2017

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Connie, yes you can fish of the pier plus you can rent fishing gear and buy bait there.

Click OC Fishing Pier for additional information.

Other piers to consider would be the Oceanic Pier and the 9th st Pier.