Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Have you ever felt the excitement of watching your bobber suddenly jiggle, then dive out of sight? Or feeling the tap-tap-tap of a bass as it tastes the worm on the end of your line? What's that? You say you never learned to fish? If you are new to the sport of fishing, and not sure if you will enjoy it, a great opportunity awaits you.
The South Carolina General Assembly recently passed a new law designating July 4th as Free Fishing Day.
All South Carolina residents may fish free in freshwater on July 4 without a recreational license. Also included in the bill was free fishing on Memorial Day. All fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits and gear restrictions remain in place during Free Fishing Days.
"It's a chance for families to get outdoors and experience the joys of fishing," said bill sponsor Sen. Darrell Jackson (D-Dist. 21). "And Free Fishing Days provide a great, low-cost way to give fishing a try."