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Anglin’s Fishing Pier

Update:Hurricane Irma has damaged the pier in 2017 and half the pier is still closedSituated in the sunny shores of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Florida, Anglin’s Fishing Pier has a history dating back to its inception in the early 1960s, this iconic pier has weathered storms and challenges, remaining a beloved destination for anglers of all skill levels.It was originally built in 1941 by the Anglin Family, who originally developed the land. The pier was rebuilt in 1963 at 2000 feet by Melvyn Anglin. Over the years, Anglin’s Fishing Pier underwent several renovations and rebuilds to enhance its durability and functionality. In 1999, Hurricane Irene dealt a devastating blow to the pier, causing significant damage and shortening its length to 900 feet. Despite this setback, the pier was swiftly repaired and reopened to the public, continuing its legacy as a premier fishing spot in the area.Anglin’s Fishing Pier has witnessed generations of anglers casting their lines into the shimmering waters, seeking a bounty of fish that call these Atlantic depths home. The pier’s strategic location offers a diverse range of fishing opportunities, from targeting elusive game fish to reeling in delicious table fare.For those looking to hook into prized catches such as snapper and grouper, dropping a live baitfish or squid near the pier pilings can often yield success. Anglers seeking the thrilling fight of a tarpon can try drifting live crabs or mullet along the pier’s edge during the early morning hours when these silver kings are most active. Pompano enthusiasts find luck using sand fleas or shrimp tipped jigs, casting into the surf zone where these prized delicacies feed.Fishing for mackerel and jacks from Anglin’s Pier can be a thrilling experience, with anglers employing fast retrieval techniques with flashy lures or live bait pods to entice these speedsters to strike. Those targeting snook, the elusive linesider, often find success by casting live pilchards or mullet near the pier’s lights at night when these ambush predators are on the prowl.One of the main draws of Anglin’s Fishing Pier is its vibrant ecosystem teeming with a variety of fish species waiting to be caught. From feisty barracuda patrolling the deeper waters to the colorful snapper darting among the pilings, anglers are sure to encounter a mix of tropical and game fish during their pier fishing adventures.In addition to the thrilling angling opportunities, Anglin’s Fishing Pier offers a range of amenities to enhance the fishing experience. Anglers can take advantage of the on-site bait and tackle shop, stocked with a selection of fresh and frozen baits, as well as a variety of fishing gear and accessories. The pier also features convenient fish cleaning stations for preparing your catch, ensuring a seamless transition from sea to table.Anglin’s Fishing Pier stands as a living legacy of Florida’s rich fishing heritage, welcoming anglers from near and far to cast their lines and create lasting memories against the backdrop of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. Whether you’re a seasoned angler seeking a challenge or a novice looking to experience the thrill of pier fishing, Anglin’s Pier offers an unforgettable fishing adventure for all who visit its storied planks.Pier Rebuild Timeline:2017September- Hurricane Irma first caused extensive damage to the Pier.2018March- Town issued a notice of violation for maintenance of the Pier. At this time no permit to repair the damage from Hurricane Irma had been applied for.May- Town issued a permit for repair to the Pier.September- Special Magistrate issued a final order giving the Pier owner until March of 2019 to complete repairs or face a fine of $250 per day.2019March- Fines begin to accrue at a rate of $250 per day.May- Broward County provided license DF-1104. Per the State, the Pier was exempted from licensing requirements.July- Town Building Official issued a stop work order for failure to obtain a waiver or permit from the Federal Corp of Engineers.October- Special Magistrate certified fines in the amount of $53,275 but stayed additional fines until January of 2020.2020January- Comply by date extend to March of 2020. Previously certified fines were upheld.March- Code Compliance Hearing canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.August- Special Magistrate issued an extension to comply by January 27, 2021. The next hearing will be held on January 28, 2021. The previously accrued certified (but not recorded) fines of $53,275 still upheld.2021January- The Pier permit remains under review with NOAA and NMFS.October- Special Magistrate required property to submit letter confirming structural safety within 10 days. If not, a fine of $200/day would begin to run until the letter was submitted.November- At the Special Magistrate hearing, the Town presented an engineer’s letter stating the portions of the Pier accessible to public patrons are safe for public use. The Magistrate ordered that by January 26, 2022, active work must resume on repairs or a fine of $200 per day will accrue.2022January- Fines of $200 per day have begun to accrue because active progress on the Pier has not resumed. November- Hurricane Nicole Destoys Part Of Pier and causing considerable damage to the east half of the structure. The Building Official and Fire Marshal visited the Pier to assess the damage. The Building Official posted the Pier as unsafe and ordered the Pier structure closed, and the electricity was cut. The restaurant and bait shop remained open. The previously issued permit became null and void.December- The Magistrate heard testimony from Pier representatives at an emergency special magistrate hearing on December 9, 2022. The magistrate asked the Town to arrange a meeting to review the Pier safety plan within the next ten business days. All parties agreed.2023 -PIER CLOSED Due To Hurricane NicoleJanuary- Safety plan received.July- Benthic Survey field work was completed.August- Benthic Survey Report was completed.September through November- McLaughlin Engineering conducted survey field work to locate existing pier structure and pilings and surveyed upland property.October- The Project Coordinator stated that the engineers and designers are working on a new design, and he will update the Town when this is done. The Town’s Director of Development Services spoke on the record and requested a timeline for the project from the Project Coordinator by January 18, 2024.December- Pier sustained additional damage due to storms. Fines continue to accrue at a rate of $200 per day. McLaughlin completed survey file for distribution to learn to begin conceptual design of pier.2024January- The Town Commission discussed the Pier during the January 9, 2024 Town Commission Meeting.January through March- Finalize design and prepare applications for submittal to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Florida Department of Environmental Protection & Broward County Resilience & Environmental Department.April- Submit applications to ACOE, FDEP, and BCRED.2025 AnticipatedApril- ACOE issues public notice for application completeness and to start coordination with NMFS, USFWS.October- FDEP issues public notice for submerged lands lease.2026 AnticipatedApril- Anticipated permit issuance by ACOE, FDEP, and BCRED.May- Bidding of pier design to contractors.July- Anticipated construction commencement (estimated two years for construction).


2 Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL 33308, USA


Operating Hours

24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Admission & Pricing

Adult Fishing –  $7.00Children under 12 –  $3.50Adult Sightseeing – $2Child Under 12 Sightseeing –  $1Parking – $10

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Per Hour – $18.00 + $10 Deposit. Includes pier admission + pack of mullet, squid, or shrimp.

Bait Option

Frozen Shrimp – $5Frozen Squid – $7Chum Block – $8Ballyhoo – $12/DozenFrozen Mullet – $6/dozen


Bait ShackFish Cleaning AreasWell Lighted BenchesSeatingHandicap AccessibleBathrooms and Restaurant AvailableBait Shop available for gearParking AvailableNo AlcoholNo Profanity

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SnapperSnookMackerelBonitaBarracudaPompanoHammerhead SharkSpanish MackerelBluefish

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2 Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL 33308, USA

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