Fishing in Wilmington, Delaware

Greater Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley are home to a number of fresh water fishing holes. LUMS POND STATE PARK offers some of the best fishing in NEW CASTLE COUNTY.  Plus you'll find a number of streams and ponds throughout the many state and county parks in New Castle County. When in season, you'll find a variety of species from large and small mouth bass to trout, bluegill, and crappie.

Fishing LICENSES cover both fresh and tidal waters, as well as recreational crabbing and clamming. For visitors to the state, a license is $20 per year, but a seven-day tourist license is available for $12.50.

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