Nongame Device - Cast Nets


A non-baited circular webbing having a weighted peripheral line that is thrown by hand and retrieved by a central line connected to radiating tuck lines attached to the peripheral line.

Cast Net

Where can the device be used:

All freshwater except SCDNR Managed State Lakes.

License Requirement:

Recreational fishing license (unless selling your catch then a commercial license is needed).
Purchase license online

Additional tags and permits required:

None except when fishing commercially for American shad, hickory shad and/or blueback herring—then a shad or herring cast net license is required and a free permit from the Office of Marine Fisheries, call Angel Brown 843-953-9311 or Bill Post 843-953-9821.

Hours / Seasons:

No closed season.

Marking required: