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Fishing at Fort Clinch

With three miles of coastline and several finger jetties, Fort Clinch State Park offers some of the best saltwater fishing in northeast Florida. This sport has been popular with visitors since the park's early years.

Recreational fishing has conventions, rules, licensing restrictions and laws that limit the ways, number and size for catching fish. Fort Clinch’s pier on the east side of the park is a spot that fishing enthusiasts love. Extending 1/2 mile into the Atlantic Ocean, the pier offers the opportunity for fishing in deeper waters without having to take a boat out into the Atlantic. One can fish along the Amelia River on the west side of the island, along the Cumberland Sound where finger jetties provide excellent haven for game fish, or off the half-mile long fishing pier, that divides the Cumberland Sound from the Atlantic Ocean. Surf fishing in the Atlantic Ocean is also quite popular.

Fort Clinch sponsors a fishing clinic for kids once a year. Check the park's website for dates, times and registration information.

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Drive Time:

  • Jacksonville 45 min
  • St Augustine 1 hr 30 min
  • Savannah 2 hrs
  • Orlando 3 hrs
  • Tampa 4 hrs
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