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June 3, 2017 - The 9th Annual "Take A Kid Fishing Day" (Jerry Pierce Memorial Kids Fishing Tournament) was held at the Folly Fishing Pier on June 3, 2017. Over 304 kids, 57 volunteers, and parents made up the 747 that attended the tournament. Tournament Winners and Photos are now available!

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  • June 3, 2017 - The 9th Annual "Take A Kid Fishing Day" (Jerry Pierce Memorial Kids Fishing Tournament) was held at the Folly Fishing Pier on June 3, 2017. Over 304 kids, 57 volunteers, and parents made up the 747 that attended the tournament. Tournament Winners and Photos are now available!
  • February 6, 2017 - The 9th Annual "Take A Kid Fishing Day" (Jerry Pierce Memorial Kids Fishing Tournament) will be held at the Folly Fishing Pier on June 3, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • June 4, 2016 - The 8th Annual "Take A Kid Fishing Day" (Jerry Pierce Memorial Kids Fishing Tournament) was held at the Folly Fishing Pier on June 4, 2016.
  • April 7, 2016 - the time for the 8th Annual tournament to be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 has been changed to 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM due to tides.
  • Jan 12, 2016 - the Folly Beach Anglers announce that the 8th Annual "Take A Kid Fishing Day" (Jerry Pierce Memorial Kids Fishing Tournament) will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016.
  • June 6, 2015 - the Folly Beach Anglers hosted the 7th Annual "Take A Kid Fishing Day" (Jerry Pierce Memorial Kids Fishing Tournament) on Saturday, June 6, from 9:30 AM to 2 PM. Over 242 kids, 221 parents, and 51 volunteers attended the tournament. Tournament Winners and Photos are now available!
  • May 31, 2015 - Post and Courier - This is the time of year to take a kid fishing — and it’s free! - Tommy Braswell
  • July 13, 2014 - Post and Courier - Folly Beach Anglers Kids Fishing Tournament grows bigger each year - Tommy Braswell
  • June 21, 2014 - the Folly Beach Anglers hosted the 6th annual "Take a Kid Fishing Day" on Saturday, June 21, from 8am to 1pm. There were 220 kids, 175 adults, and 50 volunteers, making up more than 445 attendees at the tournament.
  • June 15, 2013 - Tournament Winners and Photos are available!
  • May 30, 2013 - Post and Courier - Folly Beach Anglers schedule Take A Kid Fishing Day - Tommy Braswell
  • June 28, 2012 - Tideline - Take A Kid Fishing event continues to land participants - Tommy Braswell
  • May 24, 2012 - Post and Courier - Folly Beach Anglers teaching kids how to fish at Folly Pier - Tommy Braswell
  • June 6, 2011 - S.C. Sportsman - Take a Kid Fishing Day at Folly Pier - Jeff Dennis
  • June 9, 2010 - Lowcountry Outdoors - Folly Pier - Kids Fishing Day - Jeff Dennis

About Us

The annual Folly Beach Anglers Kids Tournament (Take A Kid Fishing Day) has been held at the Folly Beach Fishing Pier for the past four years and is hosted by the Folly Beach Anglers and it's volunteers. The kids fishing tournament has grown from 53 kids participating in 2009, to 81 in 2010, 111 in 2011, 160 in 2012, 197 in 2013, 220 in 2014, 242 in 2015, and 304 in 2017!

Contact Daniel Culpepper at (843) 743-9567 or big1sheephead@yahoo.com for more information

2017 Supporters:

The tournament is sponsored by many, many generous individuals and businesses that contribute time, funds, and prizes. Our sponsors are listed here and on our Winners/History page.


  • Loggerheads
  • Sun and Ski Beach Service
  • Pier 101
  • The Washout
  • FollyPalooza,
  • Snapper Jacks and
  • The Crab Shack
  • The City of Folly Beach
  • Haddrell's
  • St James Gate restaurant
  • Woody's Pizza
  • The Folly Current
  • Surf Bar
  • The Drop In Bar & Deli
  • Jack of Cups
  • Planet Follywood
  • Berts
  • Nectar Sunglasses
  • Sunset Cay Marina
  • A/C Heating and Air
  • Charleston Inshore Anglers
  • Hooley
  • Tideline Tours
  • Crosby's Seafood
  • CoolBreeze Bikes
  • Folly Association of Businesses
  • Chas County Parks and Recreation
  • Fountainhead Taxes LLC
  • Coastal Roofing Company Inc
  • Plumbing on the Edge
  • Sunset Cay Ship Store
  • Johns Island Small Engine Repair LLC
  • Sand Dollar Social Club
  • Sportsman Boats
  • Hankel Marine
  • Palmetto Fence Co. of Charleston

Tournament Info.

Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM (no Rain Date)

At the Folly Beach Pier - Get Directions
(101 E Arctic Ave, Folly Beach, SC 29439)

This event is FREE (pre-registration is not required)

All Kids 16 and under are welcome

Fishing Rods, reels and bait provided (until we run out!). First come, first served!

Goals

  • Teach kids and their parents that they can fish and enjoy the great outdoors with out a boat
  • Teach kids how to fish and train them to respect DNR rules
  • Target inner city kids who may not ever have seen the ocean
  • Offer first place prizes in both sexes and 3 age groups to show what winning is all about
  • Have door prizes so that every one has a chance of going home with something

Prizes

Trophies and Prizes will be awarded for All Age Groups!!

Boys: 12 to 16 yrs, 7 to 11 yrs, 6 and Under
Girls: 12 to 16 yrs, 7 to 11 yrs, 6 and Under

Lots of Raffle Prizes will be given away after the tournament

Rules

All fish weighed in must be legal by SCDNR rules – NO SHARKS OR STINGRAYS


Panorama of 2016 Tournament Awards