Venice Fishing Pier
1600 Harbor Dr. S.
Venice, FL 34285
OPEN DAILY: 6:30am-9pm
No Fishing License Required
The Venice Fishing Pier is located at Brohard Park on the south end of the island of Venice.
The 700-foot pier is a great location for fishing and to end the day watching a beautiful sunset.
Connected to Sharky's on the Pier, the only beach front restaurant in the Venice area, the pier offers Papa's bait shop, with live & frozen bait, coffee, treats, jackets, shirts, and more...
Nearby are six picnic shelters, two sand volleyball courts, and public restrooms.
Open at all times, there is no fee to access the pier and the best part is that avid and amateur fisherman alike can fish from the pier without a fishing license.
NEW! at the Pier:
NEW COFFEE! The bait shop is now selling Venetian Coffee! Warm up & fish!
NEW BAIT! The bait shop has frozen shrimp, frozen squid, and frozen sardines.
LIVE SHRIMP! Don't forget we have live shrimp too.
To all you fisherman - male and female: This site is for you and we want to see your photos on it. Submit a cool fishing photo from the Venice Fishing Pier and we'll get it on here ASAP!
Submit your photos via
e-mail to: venicefishingpier1600
Some local links of interest can be found on our Local Links & Resources Page.
To pre-register, please send an email titled "Fishing Tournament July 4th Registration" to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: Full name and age of each child entering the tournament, phone number and e-mail address. Thank you and we look forward to a fun-filled tournament this 4th of July!
What's Happening at the Venice Fishing Pier?
Here's Ron, Bobby, Bob & Tom - some of the helpful Bait Shop Crew!
Thanks go out to the Suncoast Reef Rovers who dove under the Pier to perform an annual roundup and clearing of debris on June 2nd. Great job, everyone!
NO FISHING LICENSE IS REQUIRED WHEN YOU FISH FROM THE VENICE PIER
Papa's Bait Shop at the Venice Fishing Pier
Spiffy new Papa's Bait Shop T-shirts now available!