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Fishing Pier FAQ's

Q: Where is the pier located?

A: The pier is located in Ventnor City, New Jersey on the boardwalk between Cambridge and Cornwall streets.


Q: What are your hours?

A:  The pier is open 24 hours/day for members. The pier is staffed by a piermaster and associates seasonally beginning in mid-April from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. The pier staff can assist with fees, memberships, and answering questions.


Q: How do I call the pier?

A: Our number is 609-823-7944.


Q: Where can I park?

A: On street parking is available on all streets leading to the pier. Please note there are some metered parking in Ventnor, so please take notice in case you need to pay for your parking spot.


Q: How much are the fees?

A:  See "fees" section on the homepage for current fishing and spectator fees.


Q: Do I have to fish? Or can I just walk out?

A:  We have both fishing and spectator passes available. Please note that fishing is allowed only beyond the locked gate.


Q: What if I should need to use a bathroom?

A: We have facilities at the base of the pier.  There are also bathrooms at City Hall, which about a block away from the pier.


Q: What do you catch there?

A: Seasonally, striped bass, kingfish, bluefish, spot, flounder, puffers, skate, croaker, ling, dogfish, weakfish, perch. We do not allow intentional shark fishing. See our What’s Biting link for current catches as well as Pier Pics!


Q: Do you rent rods? What about bait?

A: We do not rent equipment at this time, and it’s BYOB (bring your own bait!) However, we can refer you to local establishments that offer rentals and sales on fishing gear as well as bait sales. See our Resources page for more information.


Q: When is the best time to catch fish?

A: Any time they are biting! Usually, early morning or evening provide a good bite, with hot summer afternoons being slower. But you never know when a school of fish is going to swim on by! A changing tide can also bring about fish action, so check out our Weather Page for links for the most current forecast.