Nongame Device - Gigs & Spears


A gig means a device consisting of a staff with a sharp point or points designed for thrusting and used to take fish by hand; to take fish by hand by use of a spear, prong or similar device. A spear means a device for thrusting or throwing consisting of a long staff with a sharpened point or to which a sharp head is fixed.

Gig Fishing

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:


Hours / Seasons:

No closed season.

Marking required: