DNR stocks pond near Darlington with thousands of fish - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

DNR stocks pond near Darlington with thousands of fish

DARLINGTON, SC (NEWS RELEASE) - The Department of Natural Resources stocked thousands of fish in Dargan's Pond near Darlington in November.

Approximately 5,000 bluegill and 3,000 shellcracker were added to the pond November 20, according to the department. On hand for the fish stocking were state Rep. Robert Williams of Darlington and state Sen. Gerald Malloy from Hartsville.

"This great for our area. You can't really put a price on recreation and this gives us an opportunity to engage the public and let them enjoy what God has given us and DNR has provided this opportunity for the public to come out and enjoy nature. I remember being on fishing trips as a kid, our children need those moments with parents or grandparents. You can't get those moments back once they are lost and the wisdom young people can gain from the connection between families and friends is so important. I can't help but look around and notice how peaceful this is compared to our everyday lives. While the children can come here and have some fun, the adults who bring them will discover they have a whole lot more," said Sen. Malloy.

The following information was issued by the department:

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) used a specially equipped fish-hauling truck to stock the 8,000 fish.

The DNR Freshwater Fisheries Section annually stocks from seven to 10 million fish in state waters, including striped and hybrid bass, largemouth and smallmouth bass, channel and blue catfish, bluegill, redbreast, redear sunfish (shellcracker), and rainbow, brook, and brown trout. Anglers in South Carolina spend almost $742 million to fish each year, making the sport, with economic multipliers factored in, a billion dollar business in the Palmetto State.

Dargan's Pond is a 50-acre fishing lake in the Pee Dee Research and Education center providing largemouth bass, bluegill and shell-cracker fishing. The lake offers a boat ramp, fishing pier, picnic access and is handicapped access. Dargan's Pond is located off Interstate Highway 95 in Darlington County. More at: https://www.dnr.sc.gov/mlands/managedland?p_id=84. This area is open Wednesdays and Saturdays only from March 1 - Sept. 30, 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Scotland County Schools closed through Sept. 28

    Scotland County Schools closed through Sept. 28

    Sunday, September 23 2018 8:53 PM EDT2018-09-24 00:53:15 GMT
    Source: Scotland County NCSource: Scotland County NC
    Source: Scotland County NCSource: Scotland County NC
    SCOTLAND COUNTY, NC (WMBF) — Another school system has opted to keep it's doors closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.  Schools will be closed for students Monday, September 24 - Friday, September 28.  These days will be required teacher workdays for staff, including teacher assistants.   Friday, October 5 was previously on the calendar as a teacher workday/professional development day.  It will now be a regular school day for students and sta...More >>
    SCOTLAND COUNTY, NC (WMBF) — Another school system has opted to keep it's doors closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.  Schools will be closed for students Monday, September 24 - Friday, September 28.  These days will be required teacher workdays for staff, including teacher assistants.   Friday, October 5 was previously on the calendar as a teacher workday/professional development day.  It will now be a regular school day for students and sta...More >>
  • 'I'm not going to be silenced': Sister of woman killed in van pens heartfelt message

    'I'm not going to be silenced': Sister of woman killed in van pens heartfelt message

    Sunday, September 23 2018 7:51 PM EDT2018-09-23 23:51:01 GMT
    Nicolette Green (Source: Donnela Green-Johnson)Nicolette Green (Source: Donnela Green-Johnson)

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) — The family of a woman killed after a van was swept away in flood waters in Nichols earlier this week is speaking out. Jewels Green, the sister of Nicolette Green, took to Facebook Sunday to address the circumstances surrounding her sister's passing.  "I am seeking justice for my sister. I want answers. I want admissions of guilt and culpability. I want reform for mental health illness policies and procedures," Green wrote. ...

    More >>

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) — The family of a woman killed after a van was swept away in flood waters in Nichols earlier this week is speaking out. Jewels Green, the sister of Nicolette Green, took to Facebook Sunday to address the circumstances surrounding her sister's passing.  "I am seeking justice for my sister. I want answers. I want admissions of guilt and culpability. I want reform for mental health illness policies and procedures," Green wrote. ...

    More >>
  • Boil water advisory lifted for Garden City Point Water System customers

    Boil water advisory lifted for Garden City Point Water System customers

    Sunday, September 23 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-09-23 22:07:59 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics)(Source: AP Graphics)

    GEORGETOWN, SC (WMBF) — Customers of Garden City Point Water System will need to boil water for at least a minute after a water line break caused loss of pressure.  In a statement released Saturday, Geiorgetown County officials warned residents of the additional precaution.  Georgetown County Water and Sewer District advises the residents of Garden City Point to continue to boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking until otherwis...

    More >>

    GEORGETOWN, SC (WMBF) — Customers of Garden City Point Water System will need to boil water for at least a minute after a water line break caused loss of pressure.  In a statement released Saturday, Geiorgetown County officials warned residents of the additional precaution.  Georgetown County Water and Sewer District advises the residents of Garden City Point to continue to boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking until otherwis...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly