Anglers invited to Fish for Cure April 5

March 22, 2013 

The Thursday Night Tournament Trail is hosting the third annual Fishing for a Cure Breast Cancer Awareness fishing tournament from 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. April 5.

This tournament raises money for the western York County Relay For Life Breast Cancer Awareness.

The team captains are Stamie Hersheyman, Connie Garvin, Clair Britt and Elizabeth Scheafer.

The tournament is open to everyone.

Entry fee costs $75 with $25 going to the charity and $50 to the purse. There will be a $10 Big Fish option.

For more information, call 704-617-0247 or visit lwtt.org.

In-Water show set

The South Carolina Marine Association will host the annual In-Water Boat Show April 12-14 at Daniel Island’s Waterfront Park in Charleston.

There will be boats in the water, boats on land, watercraft of all dimensions, marine education and safety exhibits, children’s activities and entertainment.

For information, visit scinwaterboatshow.com and scmarine.org.

Safe boating courses planned

Charlotte Power Squadron will hold safe boating classes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 13 and May 11 at Lake Wylie Marina.

Cost is $40 for materials. For more information, call 704-365-5508 or email chasi3@aol.com.

Catfish Club tourney continues

The Catawba Catfish Club’s 2012-13 tournaments schedule continues:

• April 13, Lake Monticello, Hwy. 99 Access

• Championship event for Catawba Catfish Club, May 4-5, Lake Wylie, Ebenezer Park.

For more information, visit catawbacatfishclub.com.

DNR adds dates to youth fishing rodeos

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources continues to add dates to a series of free outdoor family events around the state. Youth ages 6-15 are encouraged to sign up for a fishing rodeo with specific times for most events to be determined.

Youth ages 6-15 must be accompanied by an adult, and no adult fishing will be allowed. Registration is required. Visit dnr.sc.gov or call 803-737-8483.

Additional dates are:

• April 13, 8 a.m. to noon - The Ponds Fishing Rodeo (Dorchester County)

• April 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Blue Heron Nature Center (Jasper County)

• May 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Goose Creek Fishing Rodeo (Berkeley County)

Previously announced dates are:

• May 4, 9 a.m. to noon, Star Fort Pond (Greenwood County)

• May 4, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunrise Lake (Lancaster County)

• May 11, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Draper WMA (York County)

• May 11, 9 a.m. to 1p.m., Jimmy Shay Memorial Fishing Rodeo at Lick Fork Lake (Edgefield County)

• May 18, 8 a.m. to noon, Barnwell County

• May 18, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Darlington County (Rancho Road, Hartsville)

• May 18, 8 a.m. to noon, Foster Park Lake (Union County)

• May 18, 9 a.m. to noon, Piedmont Tree Nursery (Tamassee)

• June 1, 8 a.m. to noon, Chattooga River at Burrells Ford

Covekeepers meet at T-Bones

The Covekeepers, volunteers who work with Catawba Riverkeeper, meet the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at T-Bones on the Lake.

The public is invited. For more information or to report water issue concerns, visit catawbariverkeeper.org.

Marine group to meets monthly

Lake Wylie Marine Commission’s meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at various locations in York, Gaston and Mecklenburg counties.

The public is invited. For more information and meeting location, visit lakewyliemarinecommission.com.

Ducks Unlimited names top chapters

Each year, Ducks Unlimited names the top 100 chapters that raise up to $100,000 in grassroots income for the conservation mission. Chapters raising more than $100,000 are recognized by the President’s Elite award.

The Top 100 for fundraising year 2012 include Raleigh, Harnett County, Currituck, Clinton and Wilmington in North Carolina, and Columbia, Hemingway and Lexington in South Carolina.

Among the 75 President’s Elite chapters are East of The Cooper and Georgetown in South Carolina.

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