Fishing, Boating

SCMA NAUTICAL MARKETPLACE: The South Carolina Marine Association will hold its Nautical Marketplace on Saturday at St. Johns Yacht Harbor on Johns Island. Boat dealers, retailers, repair facilities, artisans are invited to participate, bringing new, old, used or never used nautical items and collectibles for sale. There is no admission charge for shoppers. Vendors can register at, call (843) 889-9067 or email A silent auction will take place throughout the day and into the evening, with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund.

SAFE BOATING CLASS: Charleston Sail and Power Squadron will teach America's Boating Course from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday at Squadron headquarters, located at 1376 Orange Grove Road. The course will cover coastal boating activity including: navigation basics; wind and tides; docking: VHF radio use; GPS; anchoring; boating in adverse conditions; and a day on the water in Squadron boats to practice what you have learned. Call (843) 437-6241 or email

ISLAND SPORTSMAN'S CLUB DENNY FORD MEMORIAL: The Island Sportsman's Club's seventh annual Denny Ford Memorial Fishing Tournament will be fished Oct. 8. Registration and captain's meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Charleston Maritime Center. The entry fee is $35 with youth 15 and under $15. Eligibile species are redfish, flounder and sheepshead. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. Email Chris Mevers for information.

HADDRELL'S POINT TACKLE: Saturday, 8-10 a.m., Mount Pleasant, Fishing with the Kids, $5 per child, limited to 12 children, call 843) 881-3644.

THE CHARLESTON ANGLER: Monday, Mount Pleasant, 6:30 p.m., Surf Fishing, Capt. Ben Floyd, free, call (843) 884-2095. Thursday, Summerville, 6:30 p.m., Tailing Reds, Capts. Jody Tucker and Doug Connelly, free, call (843) 871-9362. Oct. 3, Mount Pleasant, 6:30 p.m., Fall Redfish, Capt. John Irwin, free, call (843) 884-2095. Oct. 4, West Ashley, 6:30 p.m., Fishing the Fall Mullet Run, Capt. John Irwin, free, call (843) 571-3899.

BARRIER ISLAND MARINE: Sept. 27, 6 p.m., Fall Inshore Fishing, Capt. John Koonce and Haddrell's Point West Ashley, free, Oct. 18, 6 p.m., Artificials for Fall Trout, Capt. Geoff Bennett and Haddrell's Point West Ashley, free,

SC MEMORIAL REEF BLAST: The South Carolina Memorial Reef Billfish Blast will be fished Oct. 4-8, with boats allowed to fish two out of four days. The entry fee is $2,800 with $300 going to the S.C. Memorial Reef project. First place, based on 20 entries, will pay $37,500, second will pay $10,000 and third $2,500. Registration will be held from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 4 at Red's on Shem Creek. Call (843) 881-6900.

RED OCTOBER SURF FISHING TOURNAMENT: The eighth annual Red October Surf Fishing Invitational will be fished Oct. 29. Registration and mandatory captain's meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at the dock at Shem Creek Bar and Grill. The entry fee is $35 per angler and the number of participants will be limited. The tag turn-in and awards will be held at the community shelter at Buck Hall Landing on Oct. 29. Contact Scott Connelly at (843) 345-2629.

GEORGETOWN WOODEN BOAT SHOW: The 22nd annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show will be held from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 15 at Front and Broad streets in Georgetown. The event will include a wooden boat challenge, wooden boat exhibit, children's model boat building, the Goat Island Regatta and maritime arts, crafts and models. Visit

COOPER RIVER CHALLENGE: The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission's final fishing tournament of 2011, the Cooper River Challenge, will be fished Oct. 8 on the Mount Pleasant Pier. Visit for details or call (843) 762-9946.

ISLAND SHAG CLUB/GREATER CHARLESTON SKI CLUB TOURNAMENT: The Island Shag Club and Greater Charleston Ski Club's inshore fishing tournament will be held Oct. 1. Captain's meeting will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 27 at Folly Beach Crab Shack. Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House. Contact Debbie Disher at (843) 588-6010 or Julie Tillman at (843) 588-0123.