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The Post and Courier is excited to announce Cast It Forward benefiting Release Over 20"Release Over 20″ is an initiative to encourage recreational anglers to voluntarily release all spotted seatrout, southern flounder, and sheepshead over 20 inches to help conserve local fisheries.


 Learn more about Release Over 20 HERE!


This event will be held rain or shine!

We encourage guests to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets so they can set up and enjoy the event for the day. 



Join us at Firefly Distillery for an inaugural event bringing together anglers and other outdoor and conservation enthusiasts alike, featuring: 


·         Panel discussions from some of the most influential anglers in the Lowcountry

·         Demonstrations for adults and kids

·         Oyster Roast + Barbecue from Crazy Dutchman Catering (Food will be served from 12pm-3pm)

·         Food Trucks 

·         Live music from Southbound 17

·         Auction with proceeds benefiting Release Over 20


Schedule for the day:


11:00 AM - Event gates open

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM - Live music with Southbound 17 

11:45 AM - Welcome from The Post and Courier and David Fladd with Release over 20

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM - Panel: Charleston Fishing Then and Now 

(featuring Ralph Phillips and Mike Able Sr.)

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM - Live music with Southbound 17

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM - Off Stage: Safe handling and releasing with SCDNR

1:00 PM - Off Stage: Meet and greet with Cast It Forward Influencer team

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM - Women in Fishing (featuring Pamela Corwin, Mandy Henderson, Kelsey Dick and Capt. Tanya Dowdy)

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM - Product Showcase with Z-Man Fishing

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM - Featured speaker C.A. Richardson

3:00 PM - Food Service Ends

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM - Product Showcase with Pure Flats/Slick Lure

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Strategies to target late winter/early spring trout (featuring Matt Chipperfield)

4:00 PM - Silent Auction ends 

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM - Live music with Southbound 17

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM - Off Stage: Safe handling and releasing with SCDNR

5:00 PM Event ends


South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will be hosting several activities and demos throughout the day off stage for kids and adults alike. 












Mike Able Sr. and Ralph Phillips have fished Charleston for 50 years and were among the first fishing guides in the area. Today's anglers idea of fisheries abundance is relative to their own experiences.  Ralph and Mike will relate stories and experiences of what the abundance used to be, and maybe can become again. This panel will be moderated by Tommy Braswell, a veteran sports and outdoors journalist and fishing legend in his own right.







Dan @DanFromSavannah * Mandy @onefishynurse * Kevin @Scfishtales * Christian @maketimeforfishing

Stan @fishingfinaddict * David @1stdownfishing * Marc @Redfishbluetale * Houston @beaufortscfishing

Kelsey @Thebeardlessfisher *  David @eyestrikefishing * Kerry @charlestoninshorefishing


























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