Sept. 20 Databoard

James Prutting, 9, of Charleston with his first redfish, caught on Edisto Island. Photo by Jim Prutting.

The Sea Island chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association will hold its annual Celebrating Conservation Banquet and Auction at 6 p.m. Thursday at Charles Towne Landing. Tickets are $60 single or $85 couple. Contact Gene Walpole at (843) 670-0016, John Barham at (843) 452-5785 or email

Capt. Ben Floyd will lead a free surf fishing seminar at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Mount Pleasant location of The Charleston Angler. Call (843) 884-2095.

Berkeley High School is one of six South Carolina schools that will competed in the High School Fishing Southeastern Conference Championship Saturday on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Ga. Competing for Berkeley are Eric Glenn and Nathan McPherson. Other S.C. schools that will participate include defending 2015 state champion Travelers Rest, Abbeville, Dorman, Greenwood and North Augusta.

The Island Sportsman Club’s 11th annual Denny Ford Memorial Fishing Tournament will be held Oct. 3 out of James Island Yacht Club. The registration party will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at James Island Yacht Club. The entry fee is $35 per angler ($15 for youth 15 and younger). Eligible species are trout, flounder, sheepshead, redfish and king mackerel. Contact Parker Ford at (843) 478-8289 or Chris Mevers at (843) 200-0315.

Kyler Gartner and Shane Clevinger will lead a seminar on The Art of Fly Fishing Sept. 24 and 27 at The Citadel Fine Arts Building. Call (843) 571-3899 or (843) 884-2095.

Capt. Mike Able will lead a fly casting class at 4 p.m. Sept. 24 at Haddrell’s Point Tackle in Mount Pleasant. The class is aimed at beginning and intermediate casters and is limited to 10 people. There is a $30 charge. Call (843) 881-3644.

Capt. Tucker Blythe will lead a free fall sheepshead seminar at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at Haddrell’s Point West Ashley. Call (843) 573-3474.

Haddrell’s Point Tackle is holding a Doe With a Bow Challenge from Sept. 15-Oct. 15. All does harvested must be photographed with a 2015 doe tag in the photo along with the hunter and bow. All SCDNR and Federal game regulations apply. Email photo entries or questions to

The Charleston Angler will hold its By the Numbers Spot-Tail Tournament from Oct. 28-Dec. 6. Call (843) 571-3899 or (843) 884-2095.

Capt. Mark Phelps will lead a free seminar on fall fishing for redfish, trout and flounder at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at The Charleston Angler West Ashley. Call (843) 571-3899.

The 4th annual Charleston Angler GoPro Film Festival will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at The Terrace Theater on James Island. Films from amateurs and professionals can be submitted on a DVD or thumb drive at any Charleston Angler location or mailed to 654 St. Andrews Blvd., Charleston, SC 29407. The entry deadline is Oct. 5. Films must have been made in the last 18 months and running time must be no more than six minutes. One entry per person. Visit for details.

ShootLogic Firearms Training Center and Gun Range in Dorchester County will hold its second annual Second Chance Charity Shoot benefiting the Frances Willis SPCA on Nov. 7. There will be divisions for Law Enforcement, Concealed Weapon Permit Holders, New Shooters and Competitors. No competition guns are allowed, and shooters should bring a minimum of 100 rounds of factory new ammunition (no reloaded ammunition will be permitted. The cost is $25 in advance or $40 the day of the event. Register online at

Tickets are now on sale for Garden & Gun’s third annual Jubilee scheduled Dec. 4-6 at Charles Towne Landing State Park. The event features sporting, food, music, literature, lifestyle and art coverage, and among those who will participate is legendary angler Flip Pallot. Visit for tickets and information.

Capts. John Irwin of Fly Right Charters, Hunter Allen of Lighter Breeze Charters and Jeremy Mehlhaff of Charleston Shallows will lead an Orvis 2-Day Fly Fishing Schools Sept. 24-25. The class is limited to six anglers and is based on Lowcountry tailing tides. The class runs from 12:30-3:30 p.m. and the anglers will then go out with a captain to fish tailing tides from 4:30 p.m. until dark. The cost is $500 per angler. Call (843) 571-3899 or (843) 884-2095.

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 Oct. 17; Nov. 14; and Dec. 12. Call (843) 571-3899 or (843) 884-2095.

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

- Tommy Braswell