The S.C. Department of Natural Resources is conducting a Family Fishing Clinic at Lake Edwin Johnson in Spartanburg County from 9 to 11 a.m. on Aug. 17. Make sure to sign up as these clinics fill up quickly.

In addition to Lake Johnson, there is another clinic scheduled for Aug. 31 at Dreher Island State Park from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 Lake Edwin Johnson is a 40-acre fertilized lake providing largemouth bass, bluegill, shellcracker and catfish fishing opportunities. The lake is located at the end of SR 359 off of SC 295 between Spartanburg and Pacolet.

Want to get your line in the water and reel in the big one, but you don't feel confident with your angling skills? Family Fishing Clinics is an introductory class to fishing. The clinics are sponsored by the DNR Aquatic Education Section and are designed to introduce the basics of fishing to the young and old or those who need a refresher to increase their future participation in the sport.

 Family Fishing Clinics teach skills on how to tie a fishing knot, rig a rod and reel, and casting. The best part is everyone will get to try their hand at fishing. Family Fishing Clinics are free of charge. Register online at

For more information regarding an upcoming Family Fishing Clinic event or to host an event, please contact Lorianne Riggin, or 803-737-8483.