Saltwater Fishing Tournaments

Winners of the 2014 Reel 'Em In tournament

The South Carolina Marine Resources Division maintains a calendar of SC Saltwater Sportfishing Tournaments. This calendar of events will be updated throughout the year as tournaments are registered. If you would like to include your tournament's information on this calendar, please complete and return the SC Saltwater Sportfishing Tournament Information form. A limited number of certified scales are available for loan to tournaments on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to use a set of SCDNR scales at your tournament, complete the scale request section on the bottom of the Tournament Information form, or contact either Shonda Miller, MillerS@dnr.sc.gov, (843-953-6760) or Kayla Spry, SpryK@dnr.sc.gov, (843-953-0119) to reserve a scale.

The SCDNR Law Enforcement Division requires that an Application for Approval of a Marine Event be submitted at least 30 days prior to holding any such event. Please return it to the address listed at the bottom of the form, or fax a copy to (843) 953-9376. If you have any questions about the form, you may call the Law Enforcement Investigations office at (843) 953-9302.

South Carolina's marine fisheries are very important to all of us, and SCDNR is working to improve the full spectrum of fisheries landings data that are essential in effectively managing the state's marine fishery resources. In order to better track tournament landings of fish, we are requesting that all tournaments complete and submit a Tournament Catch Form to the SCDNR Fisheries Statistics Section within 30 days of the completion of your scheduled tournament.

Date Name Contact
April 30, 2016 7th Annual Georgetown Meatfish Slam John Horton,
(843) 546-1776
April 30, 2016 24th Annual Sheepshead Tournament Nick Kvestad,
(843) 557-2811
April 30-31, 2016 Annual Bohicket vs. Edisto Dolphin Slam Brian Bell,
(843) 631-5055
May 6, 2016 Southern Lumber and Millwork (Private) Ben Albrecht
May 11-14, 2016 Carolina Billfish Classic Deidre Menefee,
(843) 345-0369
May 12-14, 2016 Carolina Slam
1508 South Waccamaw Drive, Garden City Beach, SC 29576
Chris Lawhon,
(843) 651-4444
May 14, 2016 2nd Annual Edisto Beach Cobia Tournament Brian Bell,
(843) 631-5055
May 14, 2016 BP Cooper River Site Family Fishing Tournament (BP employees only) John Reichard,
(843) 810-4631
May 21, 2016 8th Annual MCA Coastal Area Fishing Tournament aka "The Charleston Slam" Jay Adams,
(843) 566-9934 ext. 5033
May 21, 2016 Fifty-Fifty Petrel Offshore Tournament Steve Leasure,
(843) 209-2818
May 21, 2016 Palmetto Society Redfish Championship

3 Huguenot Ave, Charleston, SC 29407

Weigh-In is at the Charleston Maritime Center
Alex Wall,
(843) 833-1595
May 25-28, 2016 49th Annual Georgetown Blue Marlin Tournament John Horton,
(843) 546-1776
May 26-28, 2016 Memorial Day Kingfish Tournament Lewis Turner,
(843) 838-1517
May 28, 2016 Folly Pier Cast-Off Fishing Tournament Joey Crawford ,
(843) 762-9516
June 1-4, 2016 Bohicket Invitational Billfish Tournament Bryan Richardson,
(843) 768-1280
June 3-5, 2016 61st Annual Water Festival Family Fishing Tournament

Captain's Meeting – Friday, June 3rd - The Shed, Port Royal 6:00 pm

Weigh In – Saturday, June 4th – Downtown Marina 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Awards Banquet – Sunday, June 5th – The Shed, Port Royal 2:00 pm
Ben Tanner,
(843) 271-2018
June 4, 2016 Carolina Lady Anglers '19th Annual Fishing for the Cure Open Tournament' Andrea Kozloski,
(843) 276-7465
June 4, 2016 8th Annual Take a Kid Fishing Day Tournament at the Folly Pier Daniel Culpepper,
(843) 743-9567
June 11, 2016 Murrells Inlet Flounder Fishing Challenge Elizabeth Pitcher,
(843) 543-4083
June 11, 2016 Captain Jim Bost Memorial No Rules Tournament Brian Bell,
(843) 631-5055
June 25, 2016 Folly Pier Cast-Off Fishing Tournament Joey Crawford ,
(843) 762-9516
June 29, 2016 -
July 2, 2016
MEGADOCK Billfishing Tournament McKenzie Hutaff,
(843) 278-4920
July 20-23, 2016 Edisto Invitational Billfish Tournament Brian Bell,
(843) 631-5505
July 23, 2016 Folly Pier Cast-Off Fishing Tournament Joey Crawford ,
(843) 762-9516
August 18-20, 2016 23rd Annual Fishing For Miracles King Mackerel Tournament John Gourdin,
(843) 214-1408
August 26, 2016 Folly Pier Cast-Off Fishing Tournament Joey Crawford ,
(843) 762-9516
September 1-3, 2016 27th Annual Fripp Island Kingfish Tournament Lewis Turner,
(843) 838-1517
October 20–22, 2016 10th Annual Owen Perry Memorial Inshore Tournament Lewis Turner,
(843) 838-1517
November 25, 2016 Kids' Fishing Tournament Lewis Turner,
(843) 838-1517