September Member Meeting


Who’s ready to talk about fishing with artificials? Come out to ZMan baits Wednesday night to get some ideas on rigging, presentation and colors.  ZMan is an international company located right in our back yard. After a quick tour, the staff will be on hand to answer your questions. Really hope to see you there

When:    Wednesday September 14, 2016 6:30 PM
Where:   Z-man Fishing Products
4100 Palmetto Commerce Parkway
Ladson, SC 29456
Details:  We will be having a pizza dinner provided by the team at
Z-man.  Also, Daniel Nussbaum with Z-man will be discussing                 their different baits as well as giving us a tour of the facility.

Club Tournament
When:      Saturday September 17, 2016
Where:     Jessen  Landing weigh-in @ 4pm
Contact:  Corbett Hafner

End Of Year Party

EOY Party Charity Auction Items Needed

Plans are coming along nicely for the End of Year Charity Event. We could use a few more auction items, though! These would be new or gently used items valued at $50 or more. We’ve had bicycles, golf club sets, fishing equipment, Jim Booth prints, you name it, it was donated the past and they’ve all added up to a sizable donation to the Dorchester Children’s Center Christmas program!  Maybe your company has something to offer? Re-gift that item your in-laws gave you! We won’t tell them!

If you have something to offer please contact Ilona or Ed Goodmen at 843-801-4281 or You can either drop them off at our residence or we can can pick them up. Thanks in advance!


Another Announcement

Hey Anglers,

Fall is just around the corner! By far the best time of year to fish. As the air and water temps start to drop the fish bite should pick up. With mullet migrating south down our coast line and with plenty of bait inshore, the Reds, Trout and Flounder will be chomping as they know their bait will start to become scarce as we move into late fall/early winter pattern.

Also, shrimping season, opened Sept. 9th (Noon) and ends Nov. 8 (Noon). Any Shrimpers out there…“Of course there is”.  Post your catches on our forum pages. We like to see how you’re doing.

We need a volunteer to serve on the board for the Recording Secretary position for the upcoming 2017 calendar year. Please see Barbara Lawton for details or any other board member at this upcoming meeting.

We look forward to seeing everyone at Z-Man Baits on Wednesday the 14th at 6:30.

2016 Oyster Planting

Oyster Planting 2016

Thanks to all who braved the heat to participate in our annual oyster planting in the Ashley River. This is such a worthy cause that will improve our fishery and waterway.  A special thanks to our partners at South Carolina DNR.  Since Dave Fladd launched this initiative within our club 5 years ago, we witnessed significant growth on all of the sections of shells we put down, Check out this video that Dave shot .  Thanks Dave!  We can’t wait to do it again next year.

Be Safe,

Ray Philyaw

SSWA President

Keep Dorchester County Beautiful

Bob Mitchell accepts an award presented to the Summerville Saltwater Anglers from the Dorchester County Public Works thanking SSWA for their outstanding effort in organizing and coordinating the removal of 11.49 ton of trash out of The Ashley River on March 12, 2016 during the “Great American Cleanup”.

Dorchester County Public Works Award


We want to thank the membership of the best fishing club in Charleston, The Summerville Saltwater Anglers, for your help and participation in the 2016 Ashley River Cleanup.  THANK YOU!!  We removed 11.5 tons of trash this year.  Incredible!  – The Ashley River Cleanup Committee (Dave Fladd, Ray Philyaw, Bob Mitchell, Shane Green and Michele Green)
11.5 Tons