The SCSSA is a non-profit club
that promotes sportfishing of all kinds along the South Carolina
coast. We also concentrate our charitable efforts towards Happy Days
and Special Times as well as helping support the Trident Tournament.
Established in 1969, SCSSA is the oldest
club, still in continuous operation, of its kind in SC. Although the
club has undergone changes throughout the years, its original
premise, that of giving anglers from all walks of life the
opportunity to share their love of fishing enjoy the camaraderie and
competitiveness that the club inspires, remains the same. SCSSA has
always promoted fishing as a family sport, and encourages youth and
The SCSSA also encourages conservation, and provided the first
private donation which originally funded the SCDNR Marine Gamefish
tagging program. The SCSSA also has supported, and continues to
support the Dolphin Tagging Study, run by Don Hammond.
The SCSSA was the first club to increase minimum size limits above
federally mandated size limits for billfish in club events, then
later became the first club to adopt total tag and release for
billfish in club events. Presently, we do not require tagging of
We removed non-food gamefish from club events, such as amberjack,
barracuda and Bonita. We were also offer a conservation award for
the most tagging of Dolphin, Wahoo and Tuna, in order to aid
fisheries management in acquiring needed information.
Our focus charity is Camp Happy Days and Special Times and we also
support the Trident Fishing Tournament. The SCSSA is recognized by
the TFT as an official weigh-in station for their tournament, and we
encourage participation of our members in this year-long event.
Additional contributions have been made to the Harry Hampton
Memorial Wildlife Fund, and most recently to the South Carolina
Memorial Reef Fund
The SCSSA is committed to being proactive in the sportfishing
community, and we
appreciate your consideration in becoming a member of the club.
Please feel free to contact any board member listed on our web site.
The SCSSA sponsors 4 tournaments a year, 3 open tourneys, and one
for members only. We have a kick-off oyster roast and a year-end
banquet; there are a lot great activities for everyone in your