Bordered almost entirely by water, Norfolk is geographically positioned for the ultimate fishing trip. No matter what your choice of fresh catch may be, you’re sure to find it in the nearby Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean or Elizabeth River. Norfolk’s mild climate & wide variety of aquatic life have made the region’s waterways one of the top fishing destinations in the world – thousands of visitors flock to the area’s shores each year in search of the perfect fishing trip.

The Chesapeake Bay is home to a whole host of saltwater fish including trout, flounder, cobia, croaker, red drum and striper. Norfolk has two fishing piers – the Ocean View Fishing Pier & Willoughby Fishing Pier – both are open around the clock.

If you’d prefer to take your own boat out for a day trip, you can use any of the city’s public ramps or marinas. There are also several chartered boat trips that can be reserved for a just few hours time or for a full day of fishing. 

Chartered Fishing Excursions
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Southeast Virginia Fishing Report
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Freshwater Fishing
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Ocean View Community Center Pier

400 W. Ocean View Ave • P: 757-583-6000 • Visit Website


East Ocean View Community Center Pier

9520 20th Bay St. • P: 757-441-1605 • Visit Website


Willoughby Fishing Pier

Located at the end of Willoughby Spit in Norfolk near the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel • Visit Website