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The Charleston Angler is holding its third annual GoPro Film Festival at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Terrace Theater on James Island. Only one entry per participant and entries can be no longer than six minutes. Films must have been made in the last 18 months and the video quality must be 1080 or higher. Submissions can be dropped off at any Charleston Angler location or mailed to 654 St. Andrews Blvd., Charleston, S.C. 29407. Email or visit

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

The Charleston Angler in West Ashley will hold a Ladies Fly Fishing Class from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday with Caroline Smith Irwin instructing. The class will cover everything from knot rigging and setups to fly rod casting. The cost is $30. Call (843) 571-3899.

The Mike Garvin Charity Inshore Fishing Tournament will be held Saturday with weigh-in scheduled at St. John's Yacht Harbor. The captain's meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at American Legion Post 147 on Folly Road. Entry fee is $40 per angler. Eligible species are flounder, trout, sheepshead, dogfish and spottail with most spots. Proceeds will be donated to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Contact Tina at (843) 795-3415.

The Charleston Sail and Power Squadron will offer America's Boating Course on Saturday at the group's headquarters, located at 1376 Orange Grove Road. The daylong course is approved by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources and provides students with a DNR Boater Education Certificate. It is free for youth ages 12-18 and there is a nominal fee for adults that covers class materials. Contact Dick Howells at or (843) 437-6241.

The 17th annual Lowcountry Trout Tournament will be fished Saturday out of Wappoo Cut Boat Landing. The entry fee is $35, with the captain's meeting scheduled Friday at Haddrell's Point Tackle in South Windermere Shopping Center. Proceeds will benefit the Knights of Columbus Council 6250.

A free shrimping seminar will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at The Charleston Angler in West Ashley. Call (843) 571-3899.

Haddrell's Point Tackle West Ashley will hold a free fall trout fishing seminar at 6 p.m. Sept. 9, led by Capt. Geoff Bennett. Call (843) 573-3474.

Elite Bows Demo Day will be held from 2-6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Haddrell's Point Tackle West Ashley. Call (843) 573-3474.

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 Sept. 20 (Mount Pleasant) and Oct. 18 (West Ashley). Call (843) 884-2095 or (843) 571-3899.

A free introductory fishing seminar, led by Simon Owens, will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at Haddrell's Point Tackle West Ashley. Call (843) 573-3474.

The Folly Beach Anglers will hold an inshore tournament Sept. 27. The captain's meeting will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Loggerheads Beach Grill, located at 123 West Ashley, Folly Beach. The entry fee is $35 for adults and $20 for youth (16 and under). Categories are redfish aggregate, largest redfish in the slot, redfish with most spots, trout, flounder and sheepshead. Contact Barry Price at (843) 224-1184 or or Julie Tillman at (843) 588-0123 or

A fly tying class, limited to 10 persons, will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 7 at Haddrell's Point Tackle West Ashley. Call (843) 573-3474.

Items can be submitted by emailing, by faxing to (843) 937-5579.

- Tommy Braswell

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