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Beach fishing in SC? You now need a license

Anyone fishing from beaches, docks and free public piers in South Carolina is now required to have a fishing license. No license is required for commercial public piers. Larry McDaniel manages Cherry Grove Pier in North Myrtle Beach. He says he's had a lot of confused tourist ask him about licenses. "Everybody asks f they need a license here. We tell them no, but they have to if they're going to be on shore." South Carolina residents can buy an annual salt water fishing license for $10. Non-resident can buy 14-day licenses for $11. They can be purchased by phone, online and in stores. The fine for fishing without a license ranges from $100 to more than $400.