One of the joys of living in the Town of Hempstead is its proximity to the water. This provides ample fishing and shellfishing opportunities. Those who enjoy the sport can catch a wide variety of fish in both oceans and bays.

Whether you enjoy fishing from a dock, party boat, or a private vessel, it is important to know the local varieties of fish and the regulations that are in place to ensure that the species remain plentiful for years to come.

These pages provide the names and numbers of many charter and party boat companies, fishing stations and bait & tackle shops, and a list of pier & surf fishing locations. There is also a fishing chart indicating when the fish are in season, where to catch them, what bait to use, and the regulations for certain types of fish.