Fee fishing, paying for the right to fish and/or paying for any fish that are caught, is rapidly becoming popular among anglers. As fishing pressure on our public waters is increasing at a rapid rate, many anglers are looking for alternative places to fish. Fishing in private ponds could help fill a portion of this need and could provide a source of income to landowners. There are approximately 100 fee-fishing operations in South Carolina today.Considerations in Developing a Fee-Fishing Operation Successful fee-fishing operators market more than just fish. The value of the recreational experience received by the angler far outweighs the value of the fish. Fee-fishing experiences, as with other types of

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