Lowcountry Outdoors would like to offer a special salute to the Saltwater Sports Club, a group of men who share a passion for saltwater fishing. They have promoted the sport of recreational angling by putting on an inshore fishing tournament out of the James Island Yacht Club for the past 35 years. They have decided to call it quits after this FINAL 35th inshore tourney fished today, Saturday August 20. There are many inshore tournaments in the Charleston area these days but none with the longevity of the Allison Oswald Sr. Memorial Tournament, and countless anglers have competed in their events for first place fishing rods and other prizes like coolers and fishing gear. The final Captain's Meeting was held on Wednesday and it was a joyous gathering of saltwater anglers who shared fellowship and fishing stories one last time under the telltale lighthouse design t-shirt. Again, a 35-year run for the Saltwater Sports Club deserves a mighty salute and the weigh -in will be from 4 to 5:30 today at the JIYC.
VideoByJeffDennis: Look at all the t-shirt colors from over the past 35 years
PhotosByJeffDennis: The 35th anniversary hat from the inshore tourney; commemorative t-shirts from past years; the distinguished members of the Saltwater Sports Club; a huge crowd gathered under the live oaks at the James Island Yacht Club for the Captain's meeting