Pamlico Pirate Fishing Charters Customer Reviews

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5.0013 Reviews
out of 5
Based on 13 ratings
Based on 13 recommendations

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Great Guide
Best Spots
Good with Kids
Best Boat


May 11, 2024
Trip taken May 11, 2024

Captain DAVE was great and the fishing was awesome.

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May 11, 2024
Trip taken May 11, 2024

Captain DAVE was great and the fishing was awesome.

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April 27, 2024Show Reply
Trip taken April 27, 2024

Just another fantastic day out on the water with Capt Dave we started out with lots of bites and caught a big Bluefish early on then the bite quit but the Capt never gave up on trying to land some fish we tried lots of spots and techniques but they just smart biting so he moved onto another area and then the bike was on. We caught over a dozen bluefish and ended the day with another awesome fishing trip with Captain Dave. Thank you.

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Anthony E

December 10, 2023
Trip taken December 10, 2023

Pamlico Pirate Fishing Charters provided an unforgettable experience! Captain David's expertise and enthusiasm made our fishing trip exceptional. We reeled in some impressive catches, and the overall adventure was both thrilling and enjoyable. Highly recommend to anyone seeking a top-notch fishing charter!

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Chris C

November 23, 2023
Trip taken November 23, 2023

Captain David of Pamlico Pirate Fishing Charters truly knows how to deliver a fantastic fishing excursion. The trip was well-organized, and his guidance ensured that even beginners like us had a great time. The personalized attention to detail and the abundance of fish we caught made it a memorable day on the water. Five stars for an outstanding charter experience!

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October 29, 2023
Trip taken October 28, 2023

Captain Dave was awesome it wasn’t a slammer day but we caught several spices and put fish in the Cooler he never gave up on putting us on fish. If you want a Captain that knows the water and where the fish could be then go fishing with Pamlico Pirates We had a great day and better time hanging with Captain Dave. Book your next trip with him. 5 Star 

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September 12, 2023Show Reply
Trip taken September 12, 2023

My buddy and I are avid fishermen and had a fantastic trip and time with Captain Dave Hegel fishing for Old Drum on the Neuse during our two day charter! I can't say enough good things about him. He put us on the bait and fish both days, and covered a very large area. We had a blast! Other than his extensive knowledge of the river, fish and ecosystem, he was very personable and just a great, fun guy to fish with. He was very patient, going above and beyond to make sure our trip was a great experience. I have my own boat, but it's not worth the money and trouble/time pulling to the coast when I can simply pack a bag and meet him at the dock for a great day of fishing. I plan to book at least two trips with him next year, and every year thereafter. He'd be great with kids as well. Worth every penny!! Want to thank him personally for everything!!

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Denny Brauer

June 16, 2023
Trip taken June 16, 2023

I first met Dave around 1995 when he was in charge of promotions at Evinrude. He was always at the ramp looking to fish with the Prostaff. He wanted to learn. I still remember the day he had the largest bag on Kentucky Lake in his first FLW event. All the Prostaff were very proud. Dave is a knowledgeable angler and has been around industry legends all his life. I’m excited he’s decided to share his lessons.

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April 17, 2023
Trip taken April 17, 2023

Amazing fishing trip with Capt David! Would book again if we return to Oriental NC.



April 4, 2023
Trip taken April 4, 2023

Capt was nice and very informative. Me and my peers enjoyed the trip



March 27, 2023
Trip taken March 27, 2023

Amazing fishing experience with Capt David!



January 24, 2023
Trip taken January 24, 2023

Capt David is very nice and the trip was a great experience!



August 9, 2022
Trip taken August 9, 2022

Pamlico Sound was very beautiful. Capt David really provided great fishing spots and great catches for us

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Home of 18 of 24 IGFA World record Redfish. Capt. Dave Hegel has 40 years of experience on the Neuse River, Pamlico River and Pamlico Sound fishing for Old Drum, Tarpon, Sea Trout, Striper & Flounder ( We Cover Your Fishing License)

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Welcome to Pamlico Pirate Fishing Charters, your ultimate destination for North Carolina Fishing Charters! Led by

the skilled and experienced Captain David Hegel, we offer an unrivaled fishing experience in the beautiful waters of the Pamlico Sound, Neuse River, and Outer Banks. Consistently acquiring positive reviews and five-star ratings from happy and satisfied clients, our charter will guide you to the best fishing spots, ensuring an unforgettable adventure. See for yourself the testimonials of previous clients who have had an exceptional time with us! Scroll through and discover why Pamlico Pirate Fishing Charters is the best out there in North Carolina!