Experienced anglers are being sought by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources' Aquatic Education Section to volunteer for a new family fishing instruction program.

The Family Fishing Clinics (FFCs) are designed to introduce the basics of fishing to the young and old. Participants will learn how to tie fishing knots, rig rods, cast, fish and more. The S.C. Department of Natural Resources' Aquatic Education Section hopes to accomplish this through the FFCs and a trained set of skilled volunteers.

Volunteers must be willing to attend a volunteer training session and undergo a SLED background and driving record check. Once trained, a Certified DNR Fishing Instructor will be expected to hold at least two clinics a year for a minimum of 15 participants and turn in the required reporting documents.


If you are interested in becoming a Certified SCDNR Fishign Instructor, please contact Lorainne Riggin at 803-737-8483 or email her at RigginL@dnr.sc.gov about attending a training session to be held Jan. 21 in West Columbia.


The intention of the Family Fishing Clinics is to introduce participants with little or no angling experience for those who need a refresher to the basics of fishing to increase their future participation in the sport. Participants will learn how and where to fish and have someone to fish with to become confident anglers.


Find out more about SCDNR Aquatic Eduation at www.dnr.sc.gov/aquaticed.