Thursday, May 1, 2014
Grab your fishing rod to catch some fish and fun at the Mount Pleasant and Folly Beach Fishing Piers this summer! The Mount Pleasant Pier will kick off the fishing tournament series on May 3, and the Folly Beach Fishing Pier will host its first tournament of the season on May 17.
The Mount Pleasant Pier offers the popular Kahuna on the Cooper on May 3, followed by the Cooper River Challenge on June 7, Sept. 6 and Oct. 4. The Mount Pleasant Pier offers fishing under the shade of the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge. Opened in 2009, the pier is built on pilings from the old Grace Memorial Bridge, which have become a haven for many types of fish including red drum, spotted sea trout, flounder and sheepshead.
The Folly Beach Fishing Pier begins its season on May 17 with the Summer Pier Kickoff Tournament. Folly Beach tournaments continue throughout the summer on June 14, July 12, and the Big Kahuna tournament on Aug. 16. The Folly Beach Fishing Pier's end-of-season tournament will be Sept. 27. The pier will also host its annual “Take A Kid Fishing Day” on June 21.
Online registration is available at www.charlestoncountyparks.com/fishing,. On-site registration for all tournaments begins at 6 a.m. the day of the event.
Tournament hours are 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Folly Beach's Big Kahuna ends at 4 p.m.) and prizes are awarded just after the end of the tournament.