Topsail Fishing Company

Come to North Carolina and join Topsail Fishing Company for a great day fishing in Holly Ridge. You and Captain Nelson Drummond will go to some fine nearshore and offshore spots in search of a whole bunch of species to catch. Come aboard and have lots of fun fishing!

Your trip starts on a restored 27’ World Cat center console boat. It can accommodate 6 anglers and is powered by a twin 250 HP Suzuki engine. It uses GPS, fishfinder, and radio technology for navigation and has got a wireless trolling motor for a quiet approach to the fish. The onboard fishing gear includes outriggers and downriggers and there are also a livewell and an ice-box. The first mate will be on board as well.

There’s a lot of prized species to target around Holly Ridge. You can go after Amberjack, Mahi, Kingfish, Black Seabass, Sailfish, and many more. Using heavy and light tackle, you’ll catch them by botom and deep sea fishing, trolling, spinning, as well as jigging. You can either keep or release the fish you catch and you’re free to bring your kids on your trip.

Captain Nelson will cover you for all the tackle, bait, fishing licenses, as well as drinks. Yours is only to bring your favorite food and the fun can begin.

Come visit Topsail Fishing Company and have a terrific time on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,050
    On the full day charters, you and the crew will fish 20-40 miles offshore. These trips see you searching for King Mackerel, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, and occasional Sailfish! When you stop to bottom fish, the target species include Grouper, Red and Vermillion Snapper, Grunt, and Porgy. The captain recommends these trips to the avid angler who's looking to fill their coolers while exploring what the coast of North Carolina has to offer!
  • Private trip
    Half Day PM
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $715
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $715
    You'll go 5-15 miles offshore and look for King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Bonito, and Cobia. You can also stop and bottom fish for a variety of species including Black Seabass, Grunt, Porgy, and Grouper. This trip is great for a family getting out on Holly Ridge's waters for the first time as well as for a seasoned angler looking for a fun day out on the water catching fish!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $550
    On its nearshore adventures, Topsail Fishing Company will take you from 1-3 miles off the beach looking for Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, and Bluefish on the troll. You also can stop at one of the local reefs or natural ledges to bottom fish looking for a variety of species including sharks, Seabass, Whiting, Grey Trout, Grunt, and Porgy. The captain recommends this trip for kids, families, and first-time ocean goers!
  • Private trip
    Nearshore PM
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
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About the Captain

Nelson Drummond
Holly Ridge, North Carolina, United States
21 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since March 2021
Captain Nelson Drummond welcomes you to Holly Ridge! Join him and his friendly crew in exploring the lovely waters searching for prized species that North Carolina has to offer.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

World Cat (Center console) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 250HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
Visa
Mastercard
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Best 13th bday ever!!!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Tim P.
Bloomington, IL
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Half day trip with Captain Nelson

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 2, 2021
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Grand Rapids, MN
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Full day trip with Captain Nelson

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 10, 2021
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Luann C.
Lynchburg, SC
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Half day with Captain Nelson Drummond

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore on June 30, 2021
My husband and I took our two grandsons, ages 6 and 8, with us on this trip. Although our youngest felt a little queasy, he...
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Tammara B.
Hampstead, North Carolina
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Best 13th bday ever!!!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Nearshore on September 13, 2021
We came to spend time with family we haven’t see forever and my grandson turned 13th on the day we had chartered! Captain...
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Aaron M.
Wexford, PA
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on March 30, 2021
A great family adventure with Topsail Fishing Company.  Captain Nelson was great, he made sure my 13 and 9 year old we having...
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FAQs about Topsail Fishing Company

Topsail Fishing Company offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip – Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Nearshore PM (4 hours)
  • $715 per group - Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • $715 per group - Half Day PM (5 hours)
  • $1,050 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Topsail Fishing Company, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Topsail Fishing Company include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Topsail Fishing Company offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Topsail Fishing Company offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Topsail Fishing Company include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Wahoo