Catch a redfish, win a Polaris Ranger XP in CCA SC STAR


The CCA SC STAR is back for 2021

Anglers have plenty of reasons to fish for redfish in South Carolina waters this summer, thanks to the CCA SC STAR, which is back for 2021. The tournament begins July 1 and runs through Oct. 3. The goal is to catch one of the 60 tagged redfish CCA will catch and release up and down South Carolina’s coastline before the beginning of July.

The 2020 STAR saw more participants than ever, and this year’s should be even bigger. This year, the grand prize is a fully rigged Polaris Ranger Crew XP 1000. Two are available — one for each of the first two registered anglers to catch a redfish tagged for this year’s contest.

The STAR gives every angler a great shot at winning. But you have to be registered to win. And as an extra incentive to sign up early, everyone who signs up before June 18 will be entered to win an early bird prize worth $500.

“The STAR tournament allows every registered member a legitimate chance to win,” said Scott Whitaker, CCA SC executive director. “We release the fish with the hopes they will be caught. And if no grand prize is claimed by an angler catching a tagged redfish, all anglers registered for the tournament will go into a drawing where one participant will win one of our grand prizes.”

CCA SC helps South Carolina’s fisheries through numerous projects

Whether you’re an expert at catching redfish or you’re a novice, all it takes is one fish to win. And entering the STAR also helps CCA SC in all they do to help enhance the state’s fisheries.

“CCA SC’s 30-plus year tradition in conservation is anchored in passion for the resource and a growing group of active supporters for marine resource advocacy, habitat, sound science and angler education,” said CCA STAR Co-Chairman Michael Smith. “It’s one more reason to go fishing and to join CCA SC and our conservation mission along the way.”

CCA SC has taken on numerous projects like oyster recycling, restoring oyster reefs, providing funding for angler education and fisheries research, along with sinking decommissioned ships and other vehicles and debris to create and enhance near-shore and off-shore reefs.

It’s a great organization to be a part of, and members can see and touch the projects their money is being spent on. And let’s face it, who doesn’t want to win a Polaris Ranger Crew XP 1000 just for catching a redfish!?

Click here to sign up, and do it by June 18 to have a chance at that early bird prize package.

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