SAFMC Public Hearing
The South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council will hold a Public Hearing at 6 p.m. May 8 at Haddrell's Point Tackle in Mount Pleasant. The snapper-grouper complex will be discussed at the event, which is free and open to the public.
Summerville Saltwater Anglers
Mount Pleasant, Folly Pier tournaments
The Mount Pleasant and Folly Beach Piers have announced their Cast Off Fishing Tournament schedules. The Folly tournaments are May 19, June 30, Aug. 11 and Sept. 29. Mount Pleasant will hold tournaments June 16, Sept. 1 and Oct. 13. Awards are for the largest game fish catch in each of the following categories: Adult Angler, Lady Angler, Youth Angler (12 and under), Senior Angler (60+) and Total Weight of Five Fish. Tournament registration fees are $10 for ages 13 and up, $9 for members of the military, $8 for seniors and ages 12 and under, or $5 for fishing pass holders.
The final tournaments at each pier will have a similar award and pricing structure; mid-season tournaments will offer awards for the top three biggest fish category.The Take a Kid Fishing Day, hosted by the Folly Beach Anglers, will be held June 2 at the Folly Beach Pier. Registration is at charlestoncountyparks.com/fishing.