Pier fishing holds memories for generations of local anglers

Although tourism drops during cooler months, a steady stream of fishermen continue to flock year-round to the beach – which boasts world-record catches and holds many fun memories for generations of local anglers.

The Navarre Beach Fishing Pier has been ground zero for local fishing since the first facility was constructed in the late 1960s. Holley native Linda Broxson Enzor remembers the pier and the people well.

“I worked at the restaurant the whole time it was opened,” Enzor said of the first pier establishment.

Enzor recalls the late Agnes Wells Hansford, who was affectionately called “Aggie” and ran pier operations. Enzor said back then, pier staff looked after many young anglers who would catch rides to the pier – often without bringing any money.

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