• Friday, October 18th - Sunday, October 20th

October is prime fishing time on the coastline of North Carolina, and visitors can join in the fun and enjoy a little competition with big potential prizes at the annual Pleasure Island Surf Fishing Challenge. Known as one of the best land-based surf fishing tournaments on the beach, this annual competition is a great way to enjoy the fantastic fall fishing while potentially scoring thousands of dollars in cash and prizes.

The Pleasure Island Surf Fishing Challenge takes place over the course of three days, and tickets can be purchased in advance, with special discounts for tickets purchased before early October. The event kicks off with a Friday evening registration, and the fishing begins on midnight and lasts through Sunday at noon. More than $20,000 in cash and prizes is up for grabs for anglers who are lucky enough to reel in the big catches, and an awards dinner takes place immediately after the fishing session on Sunday at noon. Fun for all ages, this full weekend fishing tournament is a great way for newcomers to discover the exceptional surf fishing of Carolina Beach, and is a fun way to hopefully garner a few prizes while enjoying the plentiful Pleasure Island fishing scene.