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
January 30, 2016 -
April 23, 2016
12th Annual Hilton Head Harbor Wahoo Shootout Marc Pincus,
(Tournament Director),
(843) 298-0377
March 5, 2016 Parish Mounted Rangers Catfish Tournament Lonnie East,
(843) 224-7865
April 30, 2016 7th Annual Georgetown Meatfish Slam John Horton,
(843) 546-1776
May 6, 2016 Southern Lumber and Millwork Ben Albrecht
May 11-14, 2016 Carolina Billfish Classic Deidre Menefee,
(843) 345-0369
May 21, 2016 Fifty-Fifty Petrel Offshore Tournament Steve Leasure,
(843) 209-2818
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
June 1-4, 2016 Bohicket Invitational Billfish Tournament Bryan Richardson,
(843) 768-1280
June 4, 2016 Beaufort Water Festival Fishing Tournament  
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
August 18-20, 2016 23rd Annual Fishing For Miracles King Mackerel Tournament John Gourdin,
(843) 214-1408
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