Charleston Harbor Tarpon Release Tournament

The 20th annual Charleston Harbor Tarpon Release Tournament will be fished July 5. The entry fee is $40. Fishing hours are 6 a.m.-6 p.m. only in Charleston County. Registration is 5-7 p.m. July 3 at the Toler's Cove Pool House. Registration forms are available at Haddrell's Point Tackle, Atlantic Tackle or Toler's Cove. Contact Cantey Smith at (843) 696-0865.

Boating safety class

The Charleston Sail and Power Squadron will hold a boating safety class July 12 at the CSPS headquarters, located at 1376 Orange Grove Road in West Ashley. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the class lasts until 4:30 p.m. Class size is limited to the first 24. The cost is $30 for the first person and $15 for a second person. Contact Dick Howells at (843) 437-6241.

Ministries2Men Angler's Cup

The Ministries2Men Angler's Cup fishing tournament will be held July 11-12. All activities will take place at Seacoast Church in Mount Pleasant. Eligible species are: red drum, sea trout, largemouth bass, catfish, bait fish and a special unlimited category. First-place prizes will be awarded based on a combined weight of three legal fish per category. The tournament is a two-angler (man, woman or child) team format. Visit or call (843) 297-0265.

Orvis 101 Fly Fishing Class

The Charleston Angler in Mount Pleasant will hold a free Orvis 101 Fly Fishing Class, taught by Tyler Almond, from 10 a.m.-noon on July 12. Call (843) 884-2095.

James Island King Mackerel Tournament

The 2014 James Island Yacht Club King Mackerel and Inshore-Offshore Tournament will be fished July 26. Registration will take place from 6-8 p.m. July 25 at JIYC. The entry fee for the king mackerel division is $275 or $325 after July 18. There also is a wahoo division for offshore anglers and the inshore division includes trout, flounder and sheepshead with special categories of Spanish mackerel, amberjack, toadfish, largest menhaden and smallest legal kingfish weighed. The early entry fee for the inshore and wahoo divisions is $35 per angler. Visit for information.

Fly Fishing 201

Capt. John Irwin will lead Fly Fishing 201 schools throughout the year at The Charleston Angler in Mount Pleasant and West Ashley. The cost is $75 for the classes which run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Class sizes are limited to 10 participants. Topics covered include fly casting to knots and fly selections for Lowcountry species. Upcoming classes are scheduled Saturday (West Ashley) and July 19 (Mount Pleasant). Call (843) 884-2095 or (843) 571-3899.

Fishing for Miracles

The 21st annual Hanckel Marine Fishing for Miracles King Mackerel Tournament will be fished Aug. 7-9 out of Ripley Light Yacht Club. Proceeds benefit the MUSC Children's Hospital PICU and Coastal Conservation Association. Visit

Big Shrimping

The Charleston Angler in Mount Pleasant will hold a free Big Shrimping seminar at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Call (843) 884-2095.

Surf Fishing

The Charleston Angler in Mount Pleasant will hold a free surf fishing seminar led by Capt. Ben Floyd at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 1. Call (843) 884-2095.

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- Tommy Braswell