The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission’s East Coast Paddlesports and Outdoor Festival will be held April 17-19 at James Island County Park. The festival showcases canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding as well as mountain biking, slack lining, archery, climbing and disc golf. For information, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com or call 843-795-4386.
The Charleston In-Water Boat Show will be held April 17-19 at Bristol Marina and Brittlebank Park. More than 50 boat manufacturers will participate with boats ranging from 14 to 60 feet. Show hours are noon-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults, $15 for a two-day pass and children 15-under are admitted free. Military and seniors are admitted for $5. Visit charlestoninwaterboatshow.com.
The 22nd annual Moncks Corner Medical Center Family Open Catfish Tournament will be held April 25. The early entry fee is $75 per boat and $90 on the morning of the tournament at the William Dennis Boat Landing, across from Gilligan’s in Moncks Corner. Information is available at berkeleyrescue.com.
Capt. Brandon Long will lead a free seminar on nearshore targets including cobia, amberjacks and tarpon at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the West Ashley location of The Charleston Angler. Call (843) 571-3899.
The Lowcountry Chapter of Safari Club International will meet at 6:30 p.m. April 21 at Gilligan’s seafood restaurant, 160 Main Road. Inshore fishing guide Geoff Bennett is the speaker. For reservations and information, contact Rick at (843) 974-6102 or email email@example.com.
Capt. Joseph Albritton of the boat Billistic will lead a free seminar on rigging ballyhoo at 6 p.m. April 21 at Haddrell’s Point West Ashley. Call (843) 573-3474.
The Charleston Inshore Anglers’ 23rd annual Sheepshead Tournament will be fished April 25. Registration and captain’s meeting will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 23 at The Stono Breeze at St. John’s Yacht Harbor, located at 2408 Maybank Highway. The entry fee is $30. Prizes will be paid for the top 10 places, with first paying $1,000, and for the top three youth. Contact Kevin Mischke at (843) 324-1006, Nick Kvestad at (843) 557-2811 or Gene Broderick at (843) 224-6826.
Tim Kent of Weatherflow Inc. will lead a free seminar on weather forecasts and how to interpret them for fishermen at 6 p.m. April 28 at Haddrell’s Point Tackle West Ashley. Call (843) 573-3474.
The Charleston Angler will hold a series of Fly Fishing 201 Schools led by Capts. John Irwin or Joe Benton at the West Ashley store located at 654 St. Andrews Blvd. The cost is $75 for the classes which run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and are limited to 10 participants. Upcoming dates include: Saturday; May 9; June 13; July 18; Aug. 15; Sept. 19; Oct. 17; Nov. 14; and Dec. 12. Call (843) 571-3899 or (843) 884-2095.
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— Tommy Braswell