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.
Where can the device be used:
All freshwater except SCDNR Managed State Lakes.
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.
- Only nongame device you can possess in addition to a game fishing device.
- Different requirements apply when using to catch herring and/or shad commercially. Call Angel Brown at 843-953-9311 or Bill Post at 843-953-9821 to learn more.