Brosnan Forest

2018 Fish Brosnan Forest

Friends of Dorchester County Parks, in conjunction with Norfolk Southern, is pleased to open the gates of Brosnan Forest for a public fishing event on April 21, from 8AM to Noon. SCDNR will be on hand with fishing simulator in tow, and will assist with an official Kids Fishing Rodeo. Outdoor Brand Team representatives will award prizes for trophy catches and offer a Casting Kids activity with prizes as well. (Fishing is limited to youth 15 years old and younger).

An Evening at Brosnan 2018

An Evening at Brosnan Forest will feature exclusive access to the private retreat’s grounds and facilities. Tickets include all food, beer, wine, and entertainment. Proceeds benefit Friends of Dorchester County Parks is a volunteer-led 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving quality of life in our communities through supporting countywide park and recreation initiatives.

SSWA April Membership Meeting – Wednesday, April 11th

We look forward to seeing you at our membership meeting on Wednesday, April 11th. 

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Topic: Bass and Pond Fishing
Location: Summerville Country Club, 400 Country Club Blvd Summerville SC 

Our April meeting will be a special treat: we will cover club business, celebrate January – April birthdays, discuss upcoming events, and welcome our guest speaker, Marc Deschenes, to talk about bass and pond fishing. And of course, we can expect a delicious dinner from Summerville Country Club. We have some special things planned this month, so please make plans to come!

When you arrive, please check in at the membership table.

For more information on upcoming events, please check out the SSWA Calendar on our website!

March Tournament Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in our monthly tournament held March 16th, 17th, and 18th! Below are the results, which will also be posted on our website.  Be sure to continue to submit your entries for the Angler of the Month points to

Congratulations to our top anglers for the month!!

First PlaceJosh Althoff 26"David Fladd 17.75"Josh Althoff 15"No Entry
Second PlaceDavid Fladd 15.75"Grant Allison 17.5"Grant Allison 12.25"No Entry
Third PlaceNo EntryJosh Veloso 17"No EntryNo Entry

February 2018 Membership Meeting

Thank you to everyone who came out to our meeting on February 21st!  Our new board members were introduced, and Captain OC Polk gave an informative talk on shad and how to prepare for the shad run.

We had a great turnout, and Summerville Country Club provided a wonderful dinner.  We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting on March 14th!

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