Rising Sun Fishing- Wrightsville

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 your legal 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
    2 hr Evening Fun Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $275
    The evening trip provides a low cost and relaxing time for all aboard! Come chase bluefish, lady fish, spanish mackerel and anything that bites around Wrightsville, all while catching an awesome sunset. This trip is great for those who just want to have a good time on the boat and wet a line!
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Skate
    Skate
  • Private trip
    2 hr Mid Day Fun Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 11:15 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    US $275
    The mid day trip provides a low cost and relaxing time for all aboard! Come chase redfish, black drum, spanish mackerel and anything that bites around Wrightsville! Also a great way to see the area! This trip is great for those who just want to have a good time on the boat and wet a line!
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
  • Private trip
    Late Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $375
    Come sneak out and enjoy an afternoon and early evening of fishing. We will fish for anything biting around Wrightsville Beach including Spanish mackerel, redfish, sharks, trout, and more! This trip is great for your relaxed fisherman looking to have a good time!
    Targeted fish
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $450
    An inshore/nearshore trip targeting a variety of species such as redfish, flounder, trout, striper, black drum, sheepshead, and spanish mackerel. Captain Pierre provides all the gear necessary for the trip!
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Tautog
    Tautog
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $450
    An inshore/nearshore trip targeting a variety of species such as redfish, flounder, trout, striper, black drum, sheepshead, and spanish mackerel. Captain Pierre provides all the gear necessary for the trip!
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Experience
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Darin H.
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5.0 / 5
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Best day ever!!!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 3, 2024
What you look for in a charter… 1. Fish - lots of them. Check 2. Captain that caters to your guests. Check
Darin H. recommends Rising Sun Fishing- Wrightsville
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Amy R.
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10 out of 10

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 8, 2024
This was our second trip with Rising Sun Fishing and it did not disappoint.  Captain Pierre is the best.  He goes above and...
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Bo M.
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First trip with Wife

VERIFIED   Special 2 hour trip for Bo Mcminn on May 23, 2024
Captain Pierre was terrific. Found out we are from CB and offered to pick us up closer. First fish within 15 minutes of pick-up....
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Scott A.
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5.0 / 5
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Outstanding!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 25, 2024
Most outgoing and personable captain you’ll find in the Wilmington area. Capt’n Pierre and the Rising Sun will deliver...
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David B.
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Paradise Found

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on April 28, 2024
Rising Sun and Captain Pierre did a wonderful job with our half day excursion. He was on time, the lines were set up and it...
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FAQs about Rising Sun Fishing- Wrightsville

Rising Sun Fishing- Wrightsville offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $275 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - 2 hr Evening Fun Fishing (2 hours)
  • US $275 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - 2 hr Mid Day Fun Fishing (2 hours)
  • US $375 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Late Afternoon (3 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)

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

Trips booked with Rising Sun Fishing- Wrightsville include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn fishing equipment)
  • Live Bait (Captain can show you how to catch bait)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (We are happy to clean your catch for you for a nice meal and will make recommendations on what and how much to keep in order to maintain a sporting atmosphere. )
  • Fishing License (All guests are covered under a blanket fishing license that is included for your trip. We adhere to all laws set by governing bodies in NC waters. Captain Pierre has all certifications and holds a USCG six pack license. )

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

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

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

Meet the Captain

Pierre Agena
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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122 Customer reviews
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Member since February 2021
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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
We are happy to clean your catch for you for a nice meal and will make recommendations on what and how much to keep in order to maintain a sporting atmosphere.
Fishing License
All guests are covered under a blanket fishing license that is included for your trip. We adhere to all laws set by governing bodies in NC waters. Captain Pierre has all certifications and holds a USCG six pack license.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
We recommend ages 3+ and provide safety gear for kids. If kids are on the trip, we PRIORITIZE their enjoyment first.
You Keep Catch
Please reach out in advance about meat trips
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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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