Everything anglers need to enjoy a day of fishing may be found in a building on Roland Avenue in Surf City aptly named the Fishing Village. This business is also one of the oldest on Topsail Island. They have been operating there since 1952.

The Fishing Village complex hosts East Coast Sports, the area’s most complete tackle shop. Rods and reels, rod racks, fishing carts, and all other supplies required for landing fish are here. An assortment of live bait is in stock too, including minnows and bloodworms. There also are plenty of knowledgeable people to help you make your selections. The staff is happy to give advice that will help fishermen in their quest.

The complex at the Fishing Village is home to other businesses too. Island Marine Supply sells hardware and safety equipment, electronics, and water sports gear for boats and trailers. Interested in fishing charters? Topsail Charter Fishing books both inshore and offshore charters. Boats and kayaks may also be rented.

The Fishing Village is home to two other businesses as well. Island Outfitters stocks island wear and accessories for men, women and children. Columbia sportswear, Sperry deck shoes, terrific T-shirts, sunglasses, plus books and lots of other merchandise are stocked. The store also carries the popular Salt Life line. Beach chairs are in stock too.

Preparing to hang ten? Check out On Shore Surf Shop’s surf boards, clothing, swim suits, surf lessons and board rentals. The shop is operated by and for surfers.

For more information visit www.eastcoastsports.com

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