The 2nd annual Take a Kid Fishing Day at the Folly Beach Pier was held on June 5th by the Folly Beach Anglers Fishing Club. In 2009 the event hosted 52 youngsters, but the 2010 event grew to 81 entries in part due to sponsorship by Haddrell's Point Tackle. Forty-one fish were weighed in and each category awarded two rods and reels and a tackle bag plus a trophy. The event is run by angler Daniel Culpepper who lives to fish on the Folly Pier and who recognizes the importance to the community of introducing youth anglers to the sport.
To view past blog entries about the Folly Pier click here.
Ashley Priole won the girls 11 and under prize with an 8-ounce whiting.
Ethan Hanes won the boys 11 and under prize with a 5.1-pound black drum.
Kayla Goudelock (photo) won the girls 12 thru 16 prize with a 5.7-pound black drum.
Kyle Hitchman (photo) won the boys 12 thru 16 prize with a 1.5-pound lady fish.
PhotosByMichaelEdwinSmith: All the youths gather together on the pier - what a picture! Thanks to the Folly Anglers for promoting youth involvement in the Lowcountry outdoors!!