Sept. 27 Outdoors Calendar

Jay Hughes caught and safely released this 40-inch redfish in Charleston Harbor on Sept. 20 using menhaden fished on a circle hook. Hughes had to disconnect from his anchor to chase the fish down. Jason Buck, whom he had never met, pulled up his lines to take the photo. Photo by Jason Buck.

Randy Robbins took first place with a 3.77-pound catch in the Knights of Columbus Council 6250’s 18th annual Lowcountry Trout Tournament. Charlie Rohaley was second with 2.85 pounds and Joseph Johnson third with 2.10 pounds.

The Island Sportsman Club’s 11th annual Denny Ford Memorial Fishing Tournament will be held Saturday out of James Island Yacht Club. The registration party will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday 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.

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

Ladies Fishing 101 by Angling Women will hold an introductory fishing seminar at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at Haddrell’s Point West Ashley. The cost is $10. Call (843) 573-3474.

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.

A Trick Out Your Tackle Box seminar will be conducted by Angling Women at 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at Haddrell’s Point West Ashley. The class fee is $15. Call (843) 573-3474.

Salt Marsh Apparel Foundation’s inaugural sheepshead and trout tournament, presented by Pioneer Boats and Charleston Yacht Club, will be held Dec. 5 with proceeds benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Charleston. The entry fee is $35. The captain’s meeting and registration will be held at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at Charleston Yacht Club. Visit or contact Skip Milligan at (843) 509-0192.

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.

The fourth 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.

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