Family Travel 2011

Megan Sexton

SOUTH CAROLINA INSIDER

 

Pier fishing is great fun

Posted 7/30/2010 12:16:00 PM

The piers that dot the South Carolina coast offer a perfect opportunity for a day of fishing -- even if you didn’t bring any rods or reels with you on vacation.

Many piers will rent everything you need to introduce your family to the fun of pier fishing. Most even take care of the saltwater fishing license you need.

Here’s what is offered at the Cherry Grove Pier at 3500 N. Ocean Blvd. in North Myrtle Beach. It‘s typical for the dozen or so others in the Myrtle Beach area and around the state.

With your own rod a one-day fishing pass is $1.50 admission and $6 per rod. Rod rentals are $20 for all day (with a $50 deposit), and $13 for half day after 3 p.m.

Crab nets are $6 each for purchase.

If you aren’t fishing, a “walker’s pass” is $1.50. All persons on the pier must have an arm band.

The pier sells all sorts of bait during the fishing season, which runs from Feb. 1-Dec. 1.

Summer hours at the pier are Sunday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday 6 a.m. to midnight.

For more information, see www.cherrygrovepier.com or call (843) 249-1625.

In Charleston County, the Edwin S. Taylor Folly Beach Fishing Pier is operated by the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission.

Admission to the pier is $8 for adults; $3 for kids under 12. Rod rentals are $12 for a full day, with a $25 deposit.

The pier is at 101 E. Arctic Ave., Folly Beach. See www.ccprc.com or call (843) 588-FISH for more information.