Fathom Offshore Rigging
Fathom Offshore will present an Offshore Rigging and Lure Reskirting Seminar at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at the West Ashley Haddrell's Point. The seminar is limited to 20 people. Call 843-573-3474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 Ashley River Cleanup
The Summerville Saltwater Anglers' annual cleanup of the upper Ashley River will be held March 3 at Jessen Landing, located at the corner of Dorchester and Ladson roads. Land-based and boat-based volunteers are needed. Land-based volunteers should arrive at 8 a.m.; boat-based volunteers should arrive at 9:30 a.m. Information can be found at summervillesaltwateranglers.com/ashley-river-cleanup/.
Ladies Fly Class
Caroline Irwin will lead a Ladies Fly Class from 9 a.m.-noon March 3 at the West Ashley location of The Charleston Angler. The cost is $35 and the class is limited to 10. Casting, knots, flies and how-to basics will be covered. Register at 843-571-3899 or email@example.com.
Swamp Fox NWTF banquet
The Swamp Fox chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its 34th annual fund-raising banquet and outdoors exhibit event March 3 at the Exhibitors Building at Exchange Park in Ladson. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the dinner starting at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are pre-sale. Contact Wayne Grace Jr. at 843-834-7779 or Bill Barlow at 843-761-8722.
State Duck Calling Contest
The South Carolina State Duck Calling Contest will be held March 4 on Front Street in Georgetown. The S.C. Junior duck calling contest will start at noon and is open to any caller 16 or younger the day as of Nov. 23, 2018. The S.C. Champion of Champions will follow and is open to any caller who has won the S.C. State contest. The S.C. State Duck Calling Contest will follow the Champion of Champions event and is open to any caller 17 or older as of Nov. 23, 2018. The winner of this event must represent South Carolina in the World Duck Calling Contest in Stuttgart, Ark., in November 2018. Contact Jessie Tucker at 864-706-2545 or Marc Ackerman at 843-708-8869.
Inshore Fishing Classes
Haddrell's Point Tackle in Mount Pleasant will hold Inshore Fishing Classes from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. on March 10, with classes both on and off water instruction (weather permitting). Each class is limited to 15 anglers and there is a $100 fee. Call 843-881-3644.
Boating for Teens
Charleston Sail and Power Squadron will offer a free boating class for youth ages 12-18 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. March 10 at Roper Berkeley Auditorium, located at 730 Stony Landing Rd., Moncks Corner. Contact Billy Lynes at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 843-312-2876. The class is limited to 24 participants and is not intended for youth under 12. South Carolina boating law requires youth under 16 to carry a South Carolina Boater Certification Card to operate a boat 15 horsepower or greater, including jet skis.
Spring Redfish Seminar
Capt. Geoff Bennett of Charleston Charter Fishing will lead a free Spring Redfish Seminar at 6 p.m. March 13 at Haddrell's Point Tackle West in South Windermere Shopping Center. Email email@example.com or call 843-573-3474.
Creekside Bassmasters Spring Fling
Creekside Bassmasters will hold their 10th annual Spring Fling Bass Tournament March 24 out of Black's Camp on the Santee Cooper lakes. Blast-off will be at safe light with weigh-in at 3:30 p.m. First place is guaranteed $5,000. Contact Brian Crenshaw at 843-509-2942.
Fly Fishing Classes
The Charleston Angler will hold a fly fishing class from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Feb. 24 (Mount Pleasant). The cost is $85, which includes use of equipment and lunch, and class size is limited to 10. Casting, knots, flies and how-to basics are covered. Call 843-571-3899 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Charleston Outdoor Fest
The 28th Charleston Outdoor Fest will be held April 21-22 at James Island County Park. The event features on of the country's premier showcases of canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) along with numerous other outdoor recreation activities including mountain biking, slack lining, archery, climbing and disc golf. The East Coast Paddlesports Symposium will be held April 20-22. Schedules and registration can be found at charlestoncountyparks.com or call 843-795-4386.
The 26th annual Charleston Inshore Anglers Sheepshead Tournament will be fished April 28. The captain's meeting and registration will be held April 26 at Smoky Oak Taproom, 1234 Camp Rd., Charleston and the weigh-in will be from 4-5 p.m. April 28 at Smoky Oak. The entry fee is $35. Contact Kevin Mischke at 843-324-1006, Nick Kvestad at 843-557-2811 or Gene Broderick at 843-224-6826.