Fort Mill Times

High school fishing team hosts seminar Feb. 2

The Conway High School Tiger Anglers are hosting a fishing seminar, “Let’s Go Fishing,” Feb. 2 as a fundraiser.

The $20 entrance fee includes a line-up of speakers. Money goes to the Tiger Anglers (Conway High and Middle, and Whittemore Park Middle Bass Teams). The Conway Archery Team also will sell breakfast and lunch items.

The scheduled speakers include: Englis Glover, Reeling up the Coastline TV & Tee to Sea Charters; Jay Baisch, Fishful Thinking Charters; Jason Burton, Marlin Quay Marina; Chris Jones, Conway Bassmasters; Mike Foxworth, Marshall’s Marine and Clemson University Fishing Team.

For more information, call 843-902-4274.

Schools can form a bass fishing club by having a minimum of six students (ages 11-18) with dues paid. An adult at the school needs to help lead the club, provide advice and help arrange at least two club tournaments, fundraisers, speakers and other learning sessions pertaining to fishing. Find out more by calling 803-737-8483.

Safe boating course

to be held Feb. 16

Catawba Power Squadron offers a safe boating course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 16 at Driving 911 classroom, 2000 S.C. 160, Fort Mill.

America’s Boating Course includes safe boating techniques, knots, what is required, useful hints, rules, aids to navigation, trailering and more.

This one-day class, with an exam, earns a certificate qualifying students for discount from most boat insurance companies, meet North Carolina’s law for younger than age 26 required to have boater education and qualify 13 to 16 year olds to legally operate a Jet Ski.

Reading chapters 1-4 of the manual before class is recommended. The manual costs $30, and can be shared. Lunch can be provided for $5.

To sign up or for more information, call 803-831-8252 or 803-548-5362.

Anglers invited to Fish for Cure April 5

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

Winter series Saturday

Denver Marine Monster Bass Invitational Winter Trail Series continues on Lake Wylie.

With eight tournaments in all, the next event is Saturday, Jan. 26. Launch is at 8 a.m. and weigh-in at 3 p.m. at the Buster Boyd Access Area. The fish off Feb. 2 is a guaranteed $5,000 payouts with a field of 75.

Cost is $100 entry fee for each tournament, plus $30 membership fee and $10 optional big fish pot. For more information, call 704-483-2628 or visit or

Boat show in Charlotte Feb. 7

The annual Mid-Atlantic Boat Show is Feb. 7-10 at Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte. Billed as the largest marine product event in the Carolinas, several Lake Wylie area businesses participate.

The Central Carolina Boat & Fishing Expo will be held Feb. 22-24 at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro.

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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 and

Catfish Club tourney

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

• Feb. 2, Lake Wateree, Lake Wateree State Park

• March 2, Fishing Creek Reservoir, Hwy. 21 Access

• April 13, Lake Monticello, Hwy. 99 Access

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

For more information, visit