39 Beach Lagoon
Amelia Island, Florida 32034
Phone: 904-261-6161, Fax: 904-321-5046
Amelia Island Fishing
Omni Amelia Island Plantation's Red Maple Lake and Aury Island contain a variety of brim, bass and catfish. A license is not required to fish these private freshwater ponds while practicing a catch and release policy. Walker's Landing and some of the brackish water lagoons off the marsh feature tarpon, redfish, trout, flounder and many more. A Florida fishing license is required to fish these areas. Please visit myFWC to buy a license. The Nature Center does not issue licenses.
Fishing Pole Rentals - Nature Center
Closed and Open Freshwater Reels - $20 for 24-hour rental, includes 1 bag bait shrimp
Additional 1/2lb bag of frozen shrimp is available for purchase.
The Nature Center also offers Fishing 101 for the beginner fisherman in your family.
For more information contact the nature center at 904-321-5082 or extension 5082 on property.
Fishing Trips and Charters
The surrounding waters on Amelia Island offer a variety of saltwater fishing opportunities together with sailing charters, day-cruises, and sightseeing tours. Fish Amelia Island's inlets on a four-passenger charter and test your luck against tarpon, shark and redfish. Six-passenger trolling charters are also available giving anglers the opportunity for striking game fish such as kingfish, cobia, barracuda, amberjack and bonito on several manmade and natural reefs offshore. Drift fishing these reefs also produces black seabass, snapper and grouper.
For more information on fishing trips and charters off-property, please call the Recreation Department at 904-277-5901.