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Aquatic Education Program

The Aquatic Education Section of SCDNR offers FREE education programs on recreational fishing techniques, opportunities and angler ethics.

Here are some of the unique, fun fishing and learning opportunities available:

Family Fishing Clinics

Family Fishing Clinics are an introductory class to fishing. Families with kids ages 4 and up can learn how to tie fishing knots, rig a rod and reel, cast and try their hand at fishing.

Fishing Tackle Loaner Program

The tackle loaner program has sites all around the state in various state and county parks that allow adults, kids and families to try their hand at fishing. Checking out a rod, reel and tackle is free. Bring your own bait and pay the park entry fee and the fishing fun is free!


Reel Art

The Reel Art program is an art competition for kids in kindergarten through 12th grade. Kids learn about fish and their habitats while creating their fun, creative fish art.

Trout in the Classroom

Teachers Take Note! Expose your students to a world of wonder. Let your students raise trout from eggs to fingerlings.

Youth Bass Fishing Clubs

The SCDNR, The Bass Federation of SC and B.A.S.S. have teamed up to help bring youth bass fishing clubs to schools around the state. Students can establish school bass fishing clubs to compete for prizes, scholarships and more on a club, state and national level.

To learn more about these education programs,


or call 803-737-8483

or email

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