Youth Fishing Tournament

09 March 20

Where? Sadlers Creek State Park

When? May 9th, 2020 (Check-in begins at 6:45am)

Who? Open to anglers ages 17 and under (a parent, legal guardian, or their adult designee must be present at all times)

Cost? $5

Prizes! For the largest individual fish in each category. Door prizes will be given away, at random, to registered participants.

Sign-Ups: Register here (Participants are ask to register prior to the day of the event).

Park Admission: All registered participants entry into the park will be included in the cost of the tournament. Anyone not entering the tournament will pay the standard park admission (ages 5 and under: Free, Children 6-15: $1, Ages 16-64: $3, Seniors, Disabled Persons and SC National Guard Members: $1.50).

What to bring: Fishing poles, tackle box, bait, stringer or bucket, weather appropriate clothing, sunblock, insect repellant, snacks and water, fishing license (ages 16 and 17).

Tournament Categories:

Bank/pier– Pan fish

Bank/pier– Bass

Bank/pier– Catfish

Bank/pier– Striper

Watercraft– Pan fish

Watercraft– Bass

Watercraft– Catfish

Watercraft– Striper

Notes: Food will be available to purchase on site (Sadlers Creek BBQ). A live release tank will be available at the office weigh-in station.

Questions: Contact Ranger Ray at 864-226-8950 or Email :

Tournament Rules:

1. All participants in this event are expected to act in a sportsman like manner at all times towards non-participants and participants alike.

2. Anglers may weigh-in fish in multiple categories (SCDNR rules regulations and catch limits apply for this tournament).

3. All fish must be caught on hook and line in a conventional sporting manner.

4. Participants may weigh-in fish throughout the day. (Live releases are encouraged; as anglers catch a fish they are welcome to weigh it in at the office weigh-in station).

5. There no weight penalties for dead fish at weigh-in.

6. Live bait is allowed in all fishing categories.

7. Bank/ Pier anglers will stay within the park boundaries of Sadlers Creek State Park. Only registered campers may fish in the campground.

8. Boaters must wear a lifejacket, as SC DNR regulations require.

9. While gas motors are in use, the motor kill switch must be in operational order.

10. Participants must be in line for final weigh-in by 3 PM.