Monthly fishing tournaments kick off May 27, Take a Kid Fishing Day set for June 3
From Staff Reports
This summer, catch fish, fun and prizes at the Folly Beach Pier’s Cast Off Fishing Tournament series. The Folly Beach Pier will host its first tournament of the season on Saturday, May 27.
The Folly Beach Cast Off Fishing Tournaments continue throughout the summer on June 24, July 22, and Aug. 26. The Folly Beach Pier will also host the annual “Take a Kid Fishing Day,” a free kids’ tournament hosted by the Folly Beach Anglers, on June 3 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Folly Beach’s wooden pier stretches out 1,045 feet into the ocean and offers spectacular views, fishing, dining, and events. Common catches off the Folly pier include blue fish, sheepshead, spotted sea trout, and whiting.
The Folly Pier has everything an expert or a novice needs, including equipment rentals, tackle, and frozen bait, plus knowledgeable staff to offer tips. There is also snack bars, gift shops, and restrooms.
The May tournaments offer awards for the largest game fish catch in each of the following categories: Adult Angler, Lady Angler, Youth Angler (12 and under), Senior Angler (60+) and Total Weight of Five Fish. Tournament registration fees are $10 for ages 13 and up, $9 for members of the military, $8 for seniors and ages 12 and under, or $5 for fishing pass holders. The final tournament at the pier will have a similar award and pricing structure; mid-season 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, tournaments hours will be 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Parking fees are an additional charge at the Folly Pier.
The Cast Off Fishing Series is made possible by Haddrell’s Point Tackle, Charleston Cotton Exchange, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Domino’s and your Charleston County Parks.
For more information, call the Folly Beach Pier at (843) 762-9516 or visit www.CharlestonCountyParks.com.