Sunday, December 10, 2006

1990 Pier Fishing World Record

The following press release is from The North Carolina Fishing Pier Society:

North Carolina Fishing Pier Society

Contact: Al Baird (803 396-7867)

Fishing Pier World Record Has No Peer

December 10, 2006--On August 5-7th in 1990, the record for fishing the most ocean piers in a 48 hour period of time was established by Bill Morris, Kim Jones and Steve “Flash” Wilson. Anglers Morris, Jones and Wilson fished 23 different piers from Atlantic Beach to Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina.
The North Carolina Fishing Pier Society (NCFPS) officially recognizes this achievement as a world record.
“The effort by these sportsmen is consistent with the ideals and principles of the NCPFS whose purpose is to promote the excitement and the rich history of North Carolina fishing piers,” NCFPS founder and spokesman Al Baird said today, “This recognition should have been noted earlier, but we are pleased we can do it now”.
Out of 23 piers fished in August 1990, only 13 still remain. They are Oceana, Bogue Inlet, Seaview, Ocean City, Surf City, Jolly Roger, Johnny Mercer’s, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Yaupon Beach, Ocean Crest, Holden Beach and Ocean Isle Beach Pier.
The piers that are no longer in business and the reason that been shuttered include:

Triple S (2006) Oceanfront Development
Sportsman’s (2006) Oceanfront Development
Iron Steamer (2004) Oceanfront Development
Indian Beach (1998) Hurricane Bonnie
Emerald Isle (1996) Hurricanes Bertha and Fran
Scotch Bonnett (1996) Hurricanes Bertha and Fran
Barnacle Bill’s (1996) Hurricanes Bertha and Fran
Crystal Pier (1995) Hurricane Felix
Center Pier (1996) Hurricane Fran
Long Beach Pier (2005) Oceanfront Development

The North Carolina Fishing Pier Society was established in 2006 to promote the continued existence of remaining piers along the North Carolina coast and to celebrate the culture and tradition of past piers. To find out more about the organization please go to or email the group at .

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