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South Carolina Reef Supporters Dig Deep

The reef will be created approximately 50 miles offshore from Charleston

The S.C. Memorial Reef has been in the planning stages since 2009, with organizers raising funds to put in place a new artificial reef starting in August at the offshore location in 350-feet of water. The premise of the Memorial …

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Reeling in a Big One

The 25th Anniversary of the South Carolina Governor’s Cup got off to a big start during the Georgetown Landing Marina tournament. Angler Dixon Pearce (left) fishing aboard Sportin’ Life grabbed the stage by reeling in a 534.2-pound blue marlin (dwarfing the 465.3-pounder that won the recent Big Rock tournament). Photo by Jeff Dennis

The 25th Anniversary of the South Carolina Governor’s Cup got off to a big start during the Georgetown Landing Marina tournament. Angler Dixon Pearce (left) fishing aboard Sportin’ Life grabbed the stage by reeling in a 534.2-pound blue marlin (dwarfing …

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South Carolina Celebrates 25 Years of Governor’s Cup

The South Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series - Carroll Campbell III prepares to wire a blue marlin at the boat. Photo by Middleton Rutledge

The S.C. Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series is an official program of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. The brainchild of former S.C. Gov. Carroll A. Campbell, it consists of five privately run billfish tournaments. The 2012 Series set a record …

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Caramba Wins SC Governors Cup Billfishing Series

Five tournaments comprise the SC Governors Cup Billfishing Series where offshore sportfishers practice conservation and accrue points for each billfish caught and released. Although Caramba, a 57-foot Custom Carolina boat built by Sunny Briggs, did not win a single event …

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