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 the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website to buy a license.
FISHING POLE RENTALS – NATURE CENTER
- Closed and open freshwater reels – $20 for 24-hour rental
- 1/2 lb. 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 ext 5082 on property.
Fishing 101 - Take a step back in fishing history. Test your skills with a cane pole to try and catch bream.
Fishing 201 - Experience the most common way of fishing in our freshwater ponds. Use conventional rods and favorite species on property.
Ages: 5 and up
Cost: $20 per person*
Duration: 1 hour
*Rentals are for on-property guests only.
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 sea bass, snapper and grouper.
For more information on fishing trips and charters off-property, please call Amelia Angler Outfitters at (904) 261-2870.