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Aquatic Education Program

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

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

Fishing Clinics

Fishing Clinics are an introductory class to fishing. Families with kids ages 8 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!

Youth Fishing Rodeos

Fishing Rodeos are designed to provide youth with opportunities to catch fish and spend time with family outdoors. Rodeos are recommended for kids ages 5-15 years old.

Trout in the Classroom

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

Black Bass Slam

The SCDNR Black Bass Slam celebrates the black bass diversity throughout South Carolina while promoting angling opportunities across the state. Anglers must catch all four black bass species to complete the SCDNR Black Bass Slam which include the Redeye (Bartram’s) Bass, Spotted Bass, Largemouth Bass, and Smallmouth Bass. Successful anglers will receive a unique certificate, patch, and stickers.

To learn more about these education programs, visit or call 803-737-8483 or email [email protected]