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Tidal Fishing Access Areas

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Area*

Location / water body

Boat Ramps

Fishing Piers

Parking

1

7th Street Park / Christina, Brandywine and DE Rivers

Closed

1

24

2

Newport Boat Ramp / Christina River

2

1

54

3

Churchmans Road / Christina River

1

none

17

4

Fort DuPont State Park / DE River

3

none

135

5

Canal Wildlife Area / C&D Canal

none

3

along
road/lots

6

Augustine Beach / DE River

2

1

65

7

Odessa / Appoquinimink River

1

none

2

8

Collins Beach / DE Bay

3

1

120

9

Woodland Beach / DE Bay

1

1

50

10

Woodland Bch. / Duck Creek / DE Bay

2

none

18

11

Port Mahon / DE Bay

3

1

50

12

Water Street (Dover) / St. Jones River

car top

none

as available

13

Lebanon Landing / St. Jones River

1

1

7

14

Scotton Landing / St. Jones River

1

1

10

15

Bowers Beach / DE Bay

5

none

200

16

Cedar Creek / DE Bay

8

none

150

17

Front St., Milford / Mispillion River

1

1

10

18

Milton / Broadkill River

1

1 / 1

9 / 8

19

Lewes / DE Bay

6

none

128

20

Masseys Landing / Indian River & Rehoboth Bay

4

1

100

21

Rosedale Bch. / Indian River

2

1

30

22

Seaford / Nanticoke River

4

1

93

23

Phillips Landing/Broad Creek/
Nanticoke River

3

none

50

24

Edward R. Koch / Broad Creek
(shoreline fishing only)

none

none

10

25

Laurel below Records Pond / Broad Creek

1

2

17

26

Assawoman Wildlife Area /
Little Assawoman Bay

2

2

20

Parks & Recreation Areas**

33

Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier

none

1

75

34

Indian River Marina

2

No

40

Indian River Inlet

none

along inlet

200

35

Holts Landing/ Indian River Bay

1

Yes

25

Recreational Gill Nets

Gear and seasonal restrictions apply to recreational gill nets and anyone obtaining a permit will be informed of these restrictions. In addition, during 2018, all recreational gill nets must be removed from the Delaware Bay and Ocean on the following dates: May 1-7; May 11-13; May 18-20; May 25-27; June 1-3; June 8-10; June 15-17; June 22–30 in order to reduce weakfish mortality rates as required by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Weakfish Management Plan. Each closure period begins at 12:01 a.m. on the first day and ends at midnight on the last day. No striped bass caught in recreational gill nets may be retained at any time.