The goal of Rising Sun Fishing is to provide an experience to its guests that they will be talking about all year! Whether you are an avid or a first-time angler, Captain Pierre Agena will provide his knowledge and 10+ years of experience in the area to give you the best opportunities to catch fish. Come to Wrightsville Beach and make some memories! Captain Pierre will be sure to show you a great time!

Come fish on a Carolina skiff that’s got all the bells and whistles for inshore fishing. This 19’ boat can sit up to 4 guests and runs on a new 115 HP Suzuki engine. For navigation, it uses all the modern GPS, fishfinder, as well as radio technology that will help you reach the fish safely and efficiently. The boat is also equipped with an i-Pilot trolling motor, two Power-Poles, a livewell, and cooler!

There are various quality species you can chase on your trip, some of them being Redfish, Flounder, Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead and more. For catching, you will use live bait, artificial lures, trolling, and jigging on light tackle. You can keep all the fish you catch and our trips are kid friendly!

The captain will provide all the quality Penn fishing gear as well as fishing licenses,  so you should only bring your favorite food and drinks.

If you have any questions or special requests, please send a message to Captain Pierre. He is happy to help you with any accommodations possible. Pick a day and come to Wrightsville Beach for a wonderful inshore or nearshore experience with Rising Sun Fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Kids 3 Hour Eco Tour
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $300
    Send your kids on a 3 hour trip to learn about everything from basic fishing techniques to the marine life on the NC coast; all by a certified teacher! Ages 5-13, parent accompaniment welcome to ride along. Message us with any questions.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    An inshore and nearshore trip targeting Redfish, Flounder, Speckled Trout, King, Spanish, and Sheepshead. Captain Pierre provides you with all the gear needed for the trip.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $450
    Travel inshore and nearshore and chase Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, King, Spanish Mackerel, and Sheepshead. The trip lasts 5 hours and you will have all the fishing gear ready when you arrive.

About the Captain

Pierre Agena
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, United States
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26 Customer reviews
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Member since February 2021
Hello! I am Captain Pierre, welcome to Rising Sun Fishing! I grew up spending my summers down in Kure Beach and fishing around Fort Fisher both nearshore and inshore. While attending UNC-Wilmington for my undergraduate, I took up tournament fishing for fun. It was then I realized that my passion needed to be shared with all. I spent several years mating offshore in Surf City, NC before acquiring my captains license, all while chasing redfish, trout, flounder, and sheepshead from Topsail to Fort Fisher for over ten years.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Boat specs

Carolina skiff (Skiff) originally built in 2007, and restored in 2021. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 37 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Weather permitting

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn fishing equipment
Live Bait
Captain can show you how to catch bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Please reach out in advance about meat trips
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

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Excellent
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Jamie F.
Wilmington, NC
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Perfect all the way around!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on June 4, 2022
We are local to the Wrightsville Beach area and I booked a charter for my husband and son as a Father’s Day gift. My son...
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Allison K.
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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Family fun with Captain Pierre

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on June 23, 2022
My family and I were so lucky to have found Pierre! Our boys had been freshwater fishing before but never caught anything,...
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Jodi W.
Charlotte, North Carolina
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on July 12, 2022
Had the absolute best time with Captain Pierre! He was so knowledgeable, friendly, and made sure to take us to all his best...
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Aaron H.
Cary, NC
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5 Hr Trip with Captain Pierre

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on June 27, 2022
First fishing charter for my kids and we had a great time! Captain Pierre is very knowledgeable and patient teaching the kids...
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Zane R.
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3/4 Day

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on December 29, 2021
Will not find a more enthusiastic or harder working captain. Fish was super hard that day but still managed to demolish my...
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FAQs about Rising Sun Fishing

Rising Sun Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Kids 3 Hour Eco Tour (3 hours)
  • $450 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $450 per group - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Rising Sun Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Rising Sun Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn fishing equipment)
  • Live Bait (Captain can show you how to catch bait)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Rising Sun Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing (Weather permitting)

Rising Sun Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Rising Sun Fishing include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tautog