About SSWA

First SSWA Board Meeting

We are a family-oriented fishing club representing the Summerville, SC and surrounding areas.


The mission of the SSWA is to develop and maintain a membership interested in the sport of fishing, developing friendships, sharing experiences, conservation, knowledge and introducing others to the sport of fishing.


For a list of SSWA Board members and their contact information see the Contacts page


  • To establish, nurture and further friendships with the fishing community
  • To create a Family fishing atmosphere

Constitution and Bylaws

For more information about the club, see our Constitution and By-Laws

Mailing Address

Summerville Saltwater Anglers
P.O. Box 3484
Summerville, SC 29484-3484

Membership Information

  • Individual Membership Dues $25/year
  • Family Membership Dues $50/year
  • Present your SSWA membership card at Haddrells Point or The Charleston Angler to receive 10% off purchases
  • The discounts alone will pay for the membership cost for most dedicated anglers
  • Vibrant Online Member Forum where you can get fishing reports, fishing matchups, and post your catches and much more


Meeting Info

10 Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at Summerville Country Club in Summerville, South Carolina.  Click here for directions to Summerville Country Club (aka Miler)

Monthly Fishing Tournaments (for both adult & youth)


SSWA has 2-types of tournaments; a monthly SSWA contest in which all members are entered automatically and a series of more formalized tournaments during the year with the emphasis on fun.



Ashley River Cleanup

Ashley River Cleanup 2017

One of the most important things we do as a fishing club is community service. At our founding, we decided to adopt the Ashley River as our home waters and we focus our efforts on it as a result.

Oyster Planting


This is an annual fun event and a great way to support the conservation of our local waters.



SSWA End-Of-The-Year Party/Oyster Roast

2015 EOY Party

This is a great time, with great food for a greater cause! Take a chance on a wide variety of raffle drawings plus a “live” auction for some outstanding items with all the proceeds benefiting Dorchester Children’s Center.



Ralph Phillips organized a meeting to gauge local interest in a Summerville Saltwater Fishing Club on a Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 at Miler Country Club. Approximately 50 interested anglers attended the meeting with much enthusiasm. A temporary board was appointed by Ralph, consisting of anglers who expressed interest in helping get the club started. The first board meeting for SSWA was held on March 21st, 2011 at Miler CC.  The club quickly reached its initial membership goal of 100 members, and we continue to grow and welcome all new members today.