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Get Your South Carolina Fishing License

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Fishing is one of the most popular pastimes for locals and visitors alike in Myrtle Beach, and there’s no question why. The weather is pleasant for fishing almost all year round, there are dozens of different varieties to target, and people of all ages can learn to enjoy this peaceful yet challenging sport. But before you grab your rod and reel and head out to cast your line, you might need a South Carolina fishing license.


Who Needs a Fishing License?


First things first: who actually needs to purchase a fishing license? If you’re planning on booking a Myrtle Beach fishing charter with a local company, there’s a good chance you won’t need a license. Often, these companies have fishing licenses that cover everyone who’s fishing on the boat.


However, if you plan to fish on your own boat or rent a boat to take out on your own, then you will need to get a fishing license beforehand. In this case, everyone in your group 16 years or older will need their own licenses in order to fish.


How to Get a South Carolina Fishing License


Luckily, getting your fishing license is relatively simple and affordable. You can order your license online at your convenience at Go Outdoors SC. Alternatively, there are more than 500 locations where you can buy a license across the state, including grocery stores and fishing equipment retailers.


To purchase your license, you’ll need to present a valid picture ID like a driver’s license. If this will be your first time buying a license, you’ll also need your full Social Security Number. Your license will be valid for either one year or three years from the day you purchase it, depending on the license you get.


If you’re planning to fish in saltwater, note that you’ll need a special recreational saltwater fishing license. You’ll need this license when fishing in saltwater from the shore or a boat; it’s also required if you’re collecting crabs, shrimp, clams, or oysters.


Enjoy Your Fishing Charter!


Once you’ve got your license, you can rent your boat and dock at a marina near Myrtle Beach. Consider us at Crazy Sister Marina! We offer skiffs and pontoon boats for rent and can help you through the process of purchasing your license. If you want us to take care of everything for you, book a Myrtle Beach fishing charter here! Not only will we cover your license, but we’ll also make sure you’re comfortable, safe, and happy throughout your entire visit. Our experienced captains can lead you to the best fishing spots in the area!


Contact Crazy Sister Marina today to learn more about our boat rentals and fishing charters. Hope to see you soon!

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