Collegiate fishing championship airs Aug. 28
The BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship held on Lake Pickwick in Florence, Ala., will air on Destination America network at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28.
The championship is the marquee event of three nationally televised tournaments hosted as part of the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series that includes the Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash and Collegiate Bass Fishing Open. These no entry fee events are open to all full-time students of university-recognized fishing programs.
The BoatUS Championship started in 2005 with just 40 teams and 78 college anglers and has grown to 200 teams and over 400 anglers. All will converge on Lake Pickwick and Florence, Ala. for an epic battle on the water.
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Day two of the action airs at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4. Students interested in learning more can go to CollegiateBassChampionship.com. After the Destination America air dates, the shows will also be available at CollegiateBassChampionship.com.
4-H Anglers Club to meet Sept. 7
YORK The Clemson Extension Service York County will offer a 4-H Anglers Club and is open to new members.
The first meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Sept. 7 for ages of 9-17. Youth need to provide their own rod, tackle box and bait. For meeting location and more information, call 803-493-4020 or email email@example.com.
For more information about 4-H clubs or programs, call 803-684-9919.
Boater Poker Run Sept. 7 on Lake Wylie
LAKE WYLE In conjunction with the Lake Wylie Rotary Club’s Lake Wylie Luau on Sept. 7, there will be a Boating Poker Run.
Registration is from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Red Fez Club Pavilion.
From there boaters will proceed to three stops on the lake and end back at the club. Cost is $10 per hand with proceeds going to local Rotary charities.
Register in advance by calling 803-631-5161.
Boater safety course offered
LAKE WYLIE US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 26-02 offers About Boating Safely Course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every third Saturday, except December.
Cost is $35 for first family member and $10 for each additional family member.
For more information, call 704-576-0821.
Free vessel safety checks
LAKE WYLIE The US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 26-02 offers free vessel safety checks the first Sunday of the month all summer at River Hills Marina.
Call 704-576-0821 for more information.
Hunting, Fishing Day Sept. 21
The World of Energy, located next to the Oconee Nuclear Station on Lake Keowee off Highway 130 about five miles north of Seneca, will host the seventh annual National Hunting and Fishing Day, “Free Outdoor Family Adventure,” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 21.
Learn to kayak, practice shooting bows and arrows, enjoy lake fishing and test your fly-tying skills, in addition to other hands-on activities.
All activities and parking are free; gear will be provided. A shuttle service will be provided from the marked parking area off S.C. 130. Bring picnic lunch or purchase food from a vendor.
For more information, call 800-777-1004.
Wakeboard Nationals Sept. 27-29
ROCK HILL The 15th USA Wakeboard Nationals will be held Sept. 27-29 on Lake Wylie at Ebenezer Park.
A $15,000 cash-prize purse is being offered for the Pro Men and Pro Women divisions. The USA Wakeboard Nationals is open to men and women of all ages and all levels of riding. The Nationals are made up of 11 divisions, including Pro Men, Pro Women and Wakeskate.
USA Wakeboard will hold Nationals with assistance from the Rock Hill/ York County CVB and the Carolina Show Ski team, with sanctioning provided by USA Water Ski. A USA Water Ski membership is required for all events. Membership and registration information available at usawaterski.org.
Help clean the lake Oct. 5
LAKE WYLIE The 12th annual Lake Wylie Riversweep, organized by the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, Lake Wylie Covekeepers and Lake Wylie Marine Commission, will be held Oct. 5.
Registration is open to help keep the shoreline of Lake Wylie and the Catawba River. Visit catawbariverkeeper.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Benefit fishing tourney Oct. 19
LAKE WYLIE A benefit fishing tournament will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at Buster Boyd Access Area.
Proceeds will help with medical expenses for 1-year-old Bo Brown’s family. Bo was diagnosed July 2 with Encephalitis and a traumatic brain injury. He is the nephew of Jeff Brown of Lake Wylie.
Cost is $100 per boat. Sign-ups run 5-6:45 a.m. Cash payout awarded to first four top finishers with $1,000 for first place.
Raffle tickets will be sold for additional prizes; each participant receives one ticket.
The event is hosted by Lake Wylie Bait & Tackle, and sponsored by Pleasant Hill Presbyterian/Relevant Church, Lake Wylie Tax and Sterling Source Inc.
For tournament questions, to become a sponsor or make a donation, email email@example.com.
Renew S.C. hunting, fishing license
South Carolina hunting and fishing license sales for 2013-2014 are available in person at any of the four regional S.C. Department of Natural Resources offices or by visiting one of the 500 license vendors across the state. Licenses also are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 866-714-3611 or by visiting dnr.sc.gov.
Residents and nonresidents 16 and older must purchase the required licenses to hunt and fish in South Carolina. Anyone born after June 30, 1979, must have successfully completed a hunter education course to obtain a hunting license.
Hunting license applicants who do not have a hunter education certification may use a one-time exemption and apply for an annual Apprentice Hunting License.
LAKE WYLIE The Covekeepers, volunteers who work with Catawba Riverkeepers, 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.
Water emergency team needs volunteers
YORK COUNTY The York County Emergency Response Team is seeking volunteers to join the team.
The team does water-related search, rescue and recovery, swift water rescue, low-angle rope rescue and search for missing people.
Scuba divers and non-divers are needed. Visit yorkcountyert.com to find out more.
For more information, call 803-372-7593.
Marine group meets monthly throughout area
LAKE WYLIE Lake Wylie Marine Commission 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.