More info: The International Fishing Pier is 976 foot long and attracts thousands of visitors and fishermen annually. The pier is known for its catches of the larger species of fish which you would normally find in deeper water. The pier typically produces King and Spanish Mackerel, Pompano, Snapper, Permit, Blue Runners, Bluefish, Barracuda and Croakers.
The pier has always been the citys icon and lots of stories – some of them “fishy” – surround its existence. The beginnings of the pier were somewhat of a mystery but it was there in some form in the 1950s. It had several owners up until September 1960 when it was wiped out by hurricane Donna and then Deerfield residents and city commissioners proposed a bond issue to rebuild the pier. In August 1963 the new Deerfield Pier with concrete pilings was opened. Since then it has seen, amongst other things, weddings, scattered ashes off the end of the pier of departed loved ones and even a birth !