Fishing

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Most fishing is done from boats in the surrounding waters around the Refuge. There are several public and private boat launches along the Great Pee Dee River and Waccamaw Rivers. The Refuge does not have its own boat launching facilities. Bank fishing on Refuge-owned property is allowed; however, access to these opportunities is limited. There is not a special Refuge fishing license, however, all fishermen must abide by state license requirements and harvest regulations. Please refer to the Refuge Hunting Permit and Hunting and Fishing Regulations brochure below for more information and license requirements. Additionally, visit the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources website.

Fishing Permits:
A printable version of the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge Hunting Permit and Hunting and Fishing Regulations is available. You can also pick one up from our Visitor Center or have one mailed to you.