Project ReSpeck

The freeze in January of 2018 devastated the Spotted Seatrout population in the Lowcountry.

The Community and Professional Response Initiative (CPR Initiative), partnered with Z-Man Fishing Products and Eye Strike Fishing, and spearheaded by RedFin Charters, takes action in restoring balance to the ecology of our estuaries and waterways after this horrible event. The CPR Initiative is working with the Waddell Mariculture Center in Bluffton, SC, to spawn and grow Spotted Seatrout to replenish the population.
Project ReSpeck was created to raise $25,000 to fund a tank large enough to release between 600,000-700,000 fish/year into their natural habitat in Charleston waters.
Please join us to replenish the Seatrout Population by donating at

The CPR Initiative – Community and Professional Response Initiative Fund is established in partnership with the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible as allowable by law. Donors may send contributions to the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, Post Office Box 23019, Hilton Head, S.C. 29925, payable to the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, and note in the memo line CPR Fund. Donors may also make credit card contributions to the CPR Fund at To donate gifts of stock, contact the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry directly at 843-681-9100. #CPRInitiative #ProjectReSpeck

Mark You Calendars! February Meeting Update

Our February Membership Meeting has been moved to Wednesday, February 21st at 6:30pm at Summerville Country Club.  We hope this gives all of our members an opportunity to spend Valentine’s Day with their loved ones!

Stay tuned for more information about February’s meeting including location and agenda.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

2017 End-Of-Year Party A Great Success

Our best ever SSWA End of Year Celebration, Oyster Roast and Charity Auction. What a great night. We want to thank a few people for going above and beyond to make this night something special that will benefit so many children that need a positive thing in their lives.

First, a few individuals. Keri Scougale from Dorchester Children’s Center, Supported by Children In Crisis, Inc. and our own Ilona Goodmen. We truly couldn’t have done it without you!

Lee, Trae and the staff at Summerville Country Club who always provide a first class venue and excellent food and are truly like family to us!

The hardworking (volunteer!) Board of Directors of Summerville Saltwater Anglers who dedicate their valuable time to make our organization the best of its kind, hands down, in Charleston.

Our many generous sponsors and donors, just a few of which are mentioned here Charleston Trailer Scout Boats Haddrells Point Tackle Eye Strike Fishing McElveen GMC Buick Z-Man Fishing Products Santee Industrial Products Palmetto State Armory – Summerville Fish Shimano Yoga Den of Charleston SaltFisher Charters Marsh Maven Charters Leisure Depot Ray Philyaw Glenys James Philyaw Laurie Romanow Fladd Andrew Seyller Dave Davy Sr. Megan Lehr Etc!

Oyster Planting 2017

Images courtesy of Riddick Craven

Another successful oyster planting by SSWA. This year’s oyster plant was at a new location and was more difficult logistically but we did it! Thank you to all who sacrificed a portion of their weekend when you could have been doing 100 other things. We appreciate it, we couldn’t do it without you. Thanks!