Fly Casting Instruction

Capt. John Irwin will lead Fly Casting Instruction from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Feb. 17 at Haddrell's Point in West Ashley. The class is limited to 10 casters and there is a $75 fee. Call 843-573-3474.

Summerville Saltwater Anglers

The Summerville Saltwater Anglers will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Summerville Country Club, 400 Country Club Blvd., Summerville. For information email or visit

Sheepshead Seminar

Capt. Ben Floyd will lead a free seminar on sheepshead fishing at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Mount Pleasant location of The Charleston Angler. Register by calling 843-884-2095 or email

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

S.C. 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.

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.

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 5, 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 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 or call 843-573-3474.

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 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 or call 843-795-4386.

Sheepshead Tournament

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.

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