Increases to SC fishing licenses occurring as of July 1

South Carolina News
Generic+Fishing+Fishing+Pole+Fisherman_1524059247716.jpg

Beginning July 1, licensing fees for saltwater anglers fishing in South Carolina will increase.

Resident, non-resident recreational anglers, and saltwater charter fishing vessel will be affected by this fee adjustment.

Part of a recent legislature addressing the overfishing of flounder, the license fee increase was signed into law by Governor Henry McMaster after being passed by state lawmakers. The legislature also introduces a stocking program aimed to restore the flounder population in the state.

For South Carolina residents, licensing fees will increase from $10 to $15 for an annual saltwater recreational fishing license. This increase brings South Carolina in line with Georgia’s $15 fee and North Carolina’s $16 fee.

Visit dnr.sc.gov for a complete listing of fishing license costs.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

DOWNLOAD THE APP!

2021 Hurricane Ready Guide

Click for latest news and information

TRENDING HEADLINES

Join our daily newsletter!