The SCDNR is conducting numerous fishing rodeos over the next couple of months. These rodeos are open to youth anglers aged 5 to 15, and are held in places with plenty of available fishing access.

Most of the rodeos are held at ponds with well-manicured banks that allow participants to fish from shore without a lot of obstructions in the way. These are great events to help get kids involved in fishing with plenty of adult supervision to help with tying knots, identifying fish, casting techniques, and other aspects of fishing.

While limited supplies may be available at some of the rodeos, it’s best for participants to bring their own fishing gear. They also need to preregister by clicking here

These events are held throughout the state, including seven that are scheduled for this Saturday, May 12. Other dates included May 19, June 2, June 9, and Sept. 22. Other dates may be added so be sure to check the SCDNR’s Fishing Rodeo page throughout the next few months.  

Currently, the schedule is as follows:

May 12, 2018

9:00am to 12:00pmGoose Creek Fishing Rodeo (Berkeley County)

May 12, 2018

8:00am to 12:00pmBarnwell County Fishing Rodeo (Barnwell County)

May 12, 2018

9:00am to 1:00pmJimmy Shay Memorial Fishing Rodeo at Lick Fork Lake (Edgefield County)

May 12, 2018

8:00am to 1:00pmPiedmont Tree Nursery (Oconee County)

May 12, 2018

8:00am to 1:00pmDraper WMA (York County)

May 12, 2018

9:00am to 12:00pmHorry County Rodeo (Horry County)

May 12, 2018

9:00am to 12:00pmForrest Hills Subdivision (Colleton County)

May 19, 2018

8:00am to 1:00pmDarlington County Fishing Rodeo (Darlington County)

May 19, 2018

9:00am to 12:00pmFoster Park Lake (Union County)

May 19, 2018

10:00am to 3:00pmBulls Bay Nature Festival Rodeo at Sewee Center (Charleston County)

May 19, 2018

9:00am to 12:00pmLake Warren State Park (Hampton County)

June 2, 2018

8:00am to 11:00pmLake Rabon (Laurens County)

June 9, 2018

9:00am to 12:00pmSewee Youth Fishing Rodeo (Charleston County)

September 22, 2018

7:30am to 10:30amCheraw Fish Hatchery (Chesterfield County)