South Carolina Aquatic Education

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Aquatic Education Section’s mission is to serve as the principal advocate for the steward of South Carolina’s natural resources. They strive to educate the public on recreational fishing techniques, opportunities and angler ethics, along with provide information to learn about SC’s aquatic ecosystems, how they function and the biology and identification of the species within these ecosystems.

Youth Fishing Rodeos

Rodeos provide the opportunity for youngsters to learn and catch fish. Youth ages six to 15 must be accompanied by an adult. The website has all information on upcoming events. Events are sponsored by Academy Sports & Outdoors.


Family Fishing Clinics

A clinic is an introductory class to fishing. Family Fishing Clinics will teach skills on how to tie fishing knots, how to rig a rod and reel, casting and first-hand experience at catching fish. All ages are welcome to come out and play, enjoy the outdoors and make this a fun family day. Check website for dates/places.


The Rodeos and Family Fishing Clinics are in full swing so check them out now. For more information go to SCDNR website and to Aquatic Education, or call 803-737-8483.