The S.C. Department of Natural Resources will host a series of youth fishing events around the state in May and June. Check individual events as age requirements for sites vary.
Accompanied by an adult, all youth can enjoy a day of fishing at a South Carolina water body. All sites are also barrier-free. Refreshments will be provided, and children will be awarded prizes at the event. There will be educational opportunities for families to learn more about fish and fishing in the Palmetto State.
The goal of DNR’s SC Reel Kids program is to help children learn about and enjoy their natural environment. As an SC Reel Kid, children will do more than just go fishing. They will work toward goals like catching their first fish, learning about fish and improving fish habitats. Each child will receive a reward for each goal completed. SC Reel Kids is a free program for parents and children or families.
The state Department of Natural Resources’ SC Reel Kids aquatic education program is supported with federal Sportfish Restoration Funds, which returns money to state natural resources agencies from excise taxes on fishing equipment for conservation projects and habitat protection and restoration.
Youth fishing events scheduled around South Carolina include: