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,, (843-953-6760) or Kayla Spry,, (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
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
September 24, 2016 Edisto Island Yacht Club Fishing Tournament Kenneth Gustafson,
(843) 708-0710
October 1, 2016 Brett Maynard Foundation Fishing Tournament Craig Maynard,
(843) 813-6567
October 1, 2016 12th Annual Denny Ford Memorial Fishing Tournament Chris Mevers,
(843) 200-0315
October 8, 2016 HHA HBA Inaugural Fall Fishing Tournament Meg James,
(843) 681-9240
October 20–22, 2016 10th Annual Owen Perry Memorial Inshore Tournament Lewis Turner,
(843) 838-1517
October 22, 2016 Marlin Quay King Mackerel Shootout Chris Lawhon,
(843) 229-5778
November 25, 2016 Kids' Fishing Tournament Lewis Turner,
(843) 838-1517