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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!



About the Captain

Nelson Drummond
Holly Ridge, North Carolina, United States
22 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) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

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

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
82%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
89%
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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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Tim P.
Bloomington, IL
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Half day trip with Captain Nelson

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 2, 2021
If you’re looking for a day out fishing, look no further.  Captain Nelson and his deckhand were professional, safe, and...
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Tim G.
Grand Rapids, MN
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Full day trip with Captain Nelson

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 10, 2021
We had an outstanding time because of Captain Nelson and Nathan! Excellent service, vast knowledge, friendly and easy going...
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Tammara B.
Hampstead, North Carolina
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Best 13th bday ever!!!

VERIFIED   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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Jason S.
Dallas, Texas
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Great Captain

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore on July 7, 2021
He was on time, his boat was in good condition. He had Good instruction to the novices on how to catch the fish. Overall it...
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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