New River

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New River Fishing Charters

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New River: 8 fishing charters available
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4.9 / 5
(35 reviews)
Sneads Ferry
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trips from $450
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(25 reviews)
Sneads Ferry
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trips from $600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
Sneads Ferry
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trips from $600
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4.4 / 5
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Sneads Ferry
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trips from $150
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5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Sneads Ferry
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(44 reviews)
Sneads Ferry
trips from $700
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4.8 / 5
(73 reviews)
Sneads Ferry
trips from $600
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Sneads Ferry
trips from $600

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in New River

According to customer reviews, Drifter Sportfishing And Charters, Atlantic Blue Charters, and OMC Fishing Adventures are some of the most popular fishing charters in New River. Full list of top fishing charters in New River.

The average price for a private 4 hour New River fishing trip is $587, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,025 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Drifter Sportfishing And Charters, Atlantic Blue Charters, and OMC Fishing Adventures all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in New River.

The most popular fish species you can target are Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), King Mackerel (Kingfish), and Wahoo. Top fishing techniques include Deep Sea Fishing, Bottom Fishing, and Light Tackle. Offshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

With so many different fish species to choose from, it’s no wonder that the New River in North Carolina has become a top destination for many anglers. New River Fishing guides offer trips where you can target a mix of freshwater and saltwater species without having to venture too far.

Depending on the location, you can target everything from Bluegill and Bass to Cobia and Kingfish. The upper portions of the river contain steady populations of freshwater species, such as Sunfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, and Catfish.

Down past Jacksonville, the river widens into the Stones Bay and eventually empties out into the Atlantic Ocean. This area holds large numbers of Cobia, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, and Drum. Due to its proximity to the ocean, guides can take you deep sea fishing for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Snapper, and Wahoo as well.

New River fishing guides offer half day, full day, and extended day trips, depending on how long you’d like to fish and how far you’d like to travel. Half day trips typically last four to five hours while full days will have you fishing for up to eight hours. Extended day trips will see you fishing far offshore, past the Gulf Stream, to chase big pelagic species, usually lasting anywhere from 10–12 hours.

There are several locations in Onslow County that offer excellent guide services for all skill levels. Some of these towns include Sneads Ferry and Topsail Beach. Since many of these guides are located right on the Atlantic Coast, you’ll have easy access to offshore waters as well as the bay and river. No matter where you go, a productive fishing trip is right around the corner!

Rules & Regulations

If you’re heading out on a saltwater charter, your fishing license will be covered for you. If you’re traveling with a freshwater guide, you’ll have to purchase a license separately before your trip. If you’re fishing alone and you’re over the age of 16, you’ll have to purchase a license regardless of whether you’re fishing in freshwater or saltwater.

New River
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27733 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

January is a great time to go fishing in North Carolina because there are fewer people on the water. You can expect to target Bluefish, Black Drum, Redfish, and Spotted Seatrout.

February

You can expect lots of the same results in February. Inshore, you’ll find solid numbers of Red and Black Drum, Bluefish, and Spotted Seatrout. Offshore, you can target Tuna and Amberjack.

March

Springtime is great for going offshore and catching Yellowfin Tuna. Hop on a saltwater charter that will take you to the Tuna grounds and enjoy a productive day of big game fishing!

April

Mahi Mahi make their debut in the offshore waters off the coast of Topsail Beach. You can also target Wahoo, Kingfish, and various Tuna species.

May

You can catch Cobia, Barracuda, and Bluefish anywhere from the coast to the bay. Spotted Seatrout, Spanish Mackerel, and Red and Black Drum are also some of the likely catches this time of the year.

June

The summer debut features lots of exciting opportunities for both inshore and offshore fishing charters. Hit the Gulf Stream and chase Mahi Mahi or stay close to shore to target Redfish and Black Drum.

July

Summer is in full swing and so is the fishing. Offshore, you’ll find Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, and Wahoo while inshore you’ll come across large numbers of Drum and Mackerel. Freshwater fishing for Redear and Bluegill will reap lots of awards.

August

August is a great time to head up the New River and target various freshwater species. Some of your targets include Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, and Redear.

September

If you’re in the mood for Flounder, now is the time to target this delicious fish. Fill up the bucket and have your catch cleaned and filleted for a delicious supper on the beach.

October

Seatrout, Flounder, Redfish, and Black Drum make up a large portion of the catches this time of year. The Tuna fall run kicks back into high gear as well, so if you’ve got a case of Tuna Fever, go offshore for some deep sea action!

November

The Tuna run continues well into November. Pick a charter that will take you deep dropping offshore and get that Tuna selfie!

December

December calls for great sight casting action in shallow waters. The main targets inshore are Redfish, Black Drum, and Spotted Seatrout. Offshore, you can hit the Gulf Stream to go after large Yellowfin Tuna.

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Yes. Even though it was a bit early in the season, the captain was fantastic, and the experience was worthwhile!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes. Even though it was a bit early in the season, the captain was fantastic, and the experience was worthwhile!
James  F.
James F. Hornell, NY
Listen to the captains advice , when told the seas are rough there not kidding , if they say seas are good there on point . Rough seas are for hard core fishermen .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to the captains advice , when told the seas are rough there not kidding , if they say seas are good there on point . Rough seas are for hard core fishermen .
Jeffery  C.
Jeffery C. Gastonia, NC

Drifter Sportfishing And Charters
Drifter Sportfishing And Charters
Fishing charter in Sneads Ferry
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Phenomenal experience and great time with Captain KK and Jeremiah, it was a slow start but Capt. KK ensured us a good trip and put us on some amazing grouper and amberjack, already looking into the calendar to see when I can book with these guys again. If you’re thinking about booking with these guys I highly recommend.
Ashton  W.
Ashton W. Hubert, North Carolina
Atlantic Blue Charters
Atlantic Blue Charters
Fishing charter in Sneads Ferry
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Five of us went on a morning charter with Andrew. I was really impressed with his customer service from the get go. He was very communicative. The day of our trip was stunning - we really lucked out. We had a great time and highly recommend Andrew and his boat!😎😎
Jill  C.
Jill C. Coldwater, MI
OMC Fishing Adventures
OMC Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Sneads Ferry
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
We did a half day trip with John and Zach. It was an awesome day of fishing. I’ve taken the family on a few trips now and this was by far the best. John knew what to do and Zach took care of us. OMC will be our guide the next time we’re in NC.
Dustin  M.
Dustin M.
Drifter Sportfishing And Charters
Drifter Sportfishing And Charters
Fishing charter in Sneads Ferry
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Guys are super knowledgeable. They care about making the experience good and fun. Will also just chit chat about anything thing you want. Solid trip. Would 100% do it all again.
Ryan  H.
Ryan H. Jacksonville, North Carolina
Drifter Sportfishing And Charters
Drifter Sportfishing And Charters
Fishing charter in Sneads Ferry
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
This was an incredible experience of Red Drum fishing on the New River. Captain Ryan is very knowledgeable of the bodies of water surrounding Topsail and the species of fish within the water. He was timely for the trip takeoff, thorough in his preparation of the boat and he ensured that all baits were adequate to ensure success in connecting with the fish. Overall, we very much enjoyed our time fishing alongside Drifters Sport Fishing and look forward to taking another trip with them!
Cheri  T.
Cheri T. Raleigh, NC
Drifter Sportfishing And Charters
Drifter Sportfishing And Charters
Fishing charter in Sneads Ferry
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(35 reviews)
Had a great charter with Captain Ryan, didn't kill'em, but it's fishing, not catching. He's very knowledgeable of the surrounding waterways and jumps at the chance to grab bait fish, I mean like physically jump off the boat if needed. My 12 year old nephew has a great time and this was his first time fishing saltwater Will definitely book again! Thanks Captain Ryan!
Raymond  P.
Raymond P. Concord, North Carolina
Atlantic Blue Charters
Atlantic Blue Charters
Fishing charter in Sneads Ferry
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
We had a great time with Drew! He’s a great guy with some good stories and helped my son fulfill his dream of catching some big fish! Highly recommend!
Sarah  W.
Sarah W. Newtonville, NY
Drifter Sportfishing And Charters
Drifter Sportfishing And Charters
Fishing charter in Sneads Ferry
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(35 reviews)
Had a great morning with Captain Ryan and my family. Fished exactly the way we requested. Got to experience fishing for Reds and caught a really nice flounder too. Too bad it was out of season! Then headed To the bridge to fish for Black drum and sheepshead. Captain Ryan went above and beyond to make this a memorable trip!
Grant  A.
Grant A. Long Branch, NJ
Atlantic Blue Charters
Atlantic Blue Charters
Fishing charter in Sneads Ferry
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Great guy very professional had a great time would recommend this guy any day of the week..10/10 stars
David  C.
David C. Portsmouth, OH
Drifter Sportfishing And Charters
Drifter Sportfishing And Charters
Fishing charter in Sneads Ferry
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Had a great time out with Captain Ryan, We had a hard time getting the fish to corporate but still caught some bangers! Thank you again cant wait for next time!
Amber  J.
Amber J. Fort Ritner, IN
Drifter Sportfishing And Charters
Drifter Sportfishing And Charters
Fishing charter in Sneads Ferry
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
KK and Ashley were amazing to fish with. We had some nasty waves with some wicked wind but were able to still hook up. Appreciate everything they did considering elements. Would recommend highly and will be looking to book with them again!!!
John  P.
John P.
Drifter Sportfishing And Charters
Drifter Sportfishing And Charters
Fishing charter in Sneads Ferry
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
By far the best crew ever! They worked hard to get us hooked up with this beautiful Tiger shark! I am forever grateful for this experience! The whole crew was amazing! I will never forget this night, wonderful memories with my grandson and my dad. Thank you for a amazing night!
Amber  J.
Amber J. Fort Ritner, IN
Drifter Sportfishing And Charters
Drifter Sportfishing And Charters
Fishing charter in Sneads Ferry
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
HIGHLY RECOMMEND! The crew is super personable and will make sure you have a good time. If you’re questioning if it’s worth it, it is! Book now and Drifter will take care of you!
Stetson  B.
Stetson B. Sneads Ferry, NC
OMC Fishing Adventures
OMC Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Sneads Ferry
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
Cpt John and Zach were spectacular. Very knowledgeable about the area and made sure we caught fish. I would highly recommend this trip
David  H.
David H. Grove City, PA
Atlantic Blue Charters
Atlantic Blue Charters
Fishing charter in Sneads Ferry
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(25 reviews)
The weather didn't cooperate, water was a little rough out where we tried to fish so he took us in a little closer to the beach and we ended up catching a few Spanish Mackerel. Good trip and he will do his best to get you on some fish. If we end up back in the area in the future I would definitely book him again
Mark  M.
Mark M. Richmond, KY
OMC Fishing Adventures
OMC Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Sneads Ferry
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
Captain John and the first mate were absolutely top class. They were kind, helpful, and put us right on the fish. Highly recommend anyone do a session here
Chris  R.
Chris R. Raleigh, NC
Drifter Sportfishing And Charters
Drifter Sportfishing And Charters
Fishing charter in Sneads Ferry
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
We had so much fun! So much time fishing, we ended up bringing home 11 fish between 3 people could have had several more if we got them to the boat! We will be back to fish with them again!
Caitlin  A.
Caitlin A. Berry, KY
Atlantic Blue Charters
Atlantic Blue Charters
Fishing charter in Sneads Ferry
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
I chartered an afternoon trip with Atlantic Blue, July 26, and had a great trip. I am a fish biologist and can recognize a good charter captain. Drew did a super job. He knows how to locate and catch fish. He is also very pleasant and a good conversationalist. We caught an eight pound Mahi Mahi and a 13 pound King Mackerel. I felt the trip was an excellent value and highly recommend it to anyone.
Wayne  S.
Wayne S.
OMC Fishing Adventures
OMC Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Sneads Ferry
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
Early morning weather was sketchy so Captain recommended a delayed start for our trip. Ended up being a perfect weather and water day. Bite was slow. Not a lot of action but a great experience nonetheless.
Karen  S.
Karen S. Novelty, OH
OMC Fishing Adventures
OMC Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Sneads Ferry
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
Six of us went on this trip and all of us had a awesome time. John navigated us to a spot that had both King Mackerel and Mahi Mahi and almost everyone in our party caught at least two fish. We strongly recommend that if you are looking for a great time and a big haul hook up with Captain John
Robert  O.
Robert O. Chalfont, PA