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At East Coast Sports, people in Surf City, North Carolina come to us for all their fishing supply, bait and tackle, and outdoor recreation wants and needs. Our fishing specialists and outdoor gurus run our bait, tackle, and recreation retail outlet, and we’re a proud family-owned and operated business. Snag any one of our team members while you shop, and they’ll happily answer any of your questions or show you around. Read more about our team members below!

Our Team

Doug

Doug

OWNER

Doug grew up working in the family business right here in Surf City. In his youth most of his free time was spent at Barnacle Bill’s pier. He left after college to teach, but eventually found his way back. After hurricane Fran in 1996, took the family pier, Doug focused his attention on their other business East Coast Sports. He and his son Chris have continued what Doug’s father, Mr. Charlie, started in 1952.

Chris

Chris

MANAGER

Chris works alongside his father running East Coast Sports. Growing up in Surf City he has a lot of knowledge about fishing in this area. He is an outdoors man who likes helping others enjoy fishing and boating in surrounding area. You can give Chris a call if you are looking for a fishing charter, he will certainly do his best to pair you with the right Captain for your desired fishing experience. [910-358-4912]

Chaundel

Chaundel

ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER

A Family Owned business usually includes all of the family. Chaundel started her involvement with East Coast Sports more than fifteen years ago. Throughout the years her role has been mostly part time as she has ventured into other career opportunities. Recently she has decided to spend most of her time at East Coast Sports.

Chuck

Chuck

FISHING GURU

Chuck has been working with East Coast Sports since 1988 and fishing the island for about seventy years, whether it is was inshore, offshore, near shore or on the surf. He worked on fishing and Charter boats for thirty years and feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to fish all over the country. In his downtime he enjoys building custom tackle and assisting in trying to develop new tackle products. Selling fishing tackle and showing people how to fish is his first love. Chuck is part of the fixtures here at East Coast and we feel lucky to have him.

Please feel free to come by East Coast Sports and he will be glad to help with your fishing needs. He work on Friday and Saturday evenings from 2pm-9pm.
Gavin

Gavin

Gavin is always ready to go out and learn something new about fishing in his off time.

Jerry

Jerry

Jerry loves fishing in his off time and long strolls on the pier.