Cast Off Fishing Tournament Series continues June 25, Take A Kid Fishing Day held June 4
Special to The Current
This summer you can catch fish, fun, and prizes at the Edwin S. Taylor Folly Beach Fishing Pier tournament series. The first tournament of the season was held over Memorial Day Weekend, on a very rainy Saturday, May 28.
The Folly Beach Pier continues the tournament season throughout the summer on June 25, July 23 and Aug. 20. The pier will also host the annual “Take a Kid Fishing Day,” a free kids’ tournament hosted by the Folly Beach Anglers, on Saturday, June 4, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Folly Beach’s wooden pier stretches out 1045 feet into the Atlantic Ocean and offers spectacular views, fishing, dining, and events. Common catches off the Folly pier include blue fish, sheepshead, spotted sea trout and whiting.
Managed by Charleston County Parks & Recreation Department, the pier offers everything an expert or a novice needs, including equipment rentals, tackle and frozen bait, plus knowledgeable staff to offer tips. The pier also provides snack bars, gift shops and restrooms. Adult beverages can be purchased at Locklears Beach City Grille. So slap on some sunscreen and head out this summer for some good-spirited competition.
Tournament registration fees are $13 for ages 13 and up (discount available for Charleston County residents), $8 for ages 3-12 and seniors, or $5 for fishing pass holders. The final tournaments at each pier will have a similar award and pricing structure; tournaments will offer awards for the top three biggest fish category.
Registration is available online at CharlestonCountyParks.com/fishing through the Thursday prior to each tournament. On-site registration for tournaments begins at 6 a.m. the day of the event. Summer tournament hours are 6 a.m.-2 p.m. and prizes are awarded afterward. In September and October, tournament hours will be 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Parking fees are an additional charge. For details, call the Folly Beach Fishing Pier at (843) 762-9516 or visit www.CharlestonCountyParks.com. The Cast Off Fishing Tournament Series is made possible by Haddrell’s Point Tackle, Charleston Cotton Exchange, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Domino’s and your Charleston County Parks.