Sea Island Chapter – Celebrating Conservation Event

Coastal Conservation Association

of South Carolina


Sea Island Chapter


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Founders Hall at Charles Towne Landing

Charleston, SC


6:00 – 7:45

Welcoming Cocktails

Silent Auction Opens

Sale of Raffle Tickets Begins

Heavy Or’dourves


Program and Auction Begins


Raffle Drawings

Door Prize Drawings

Dedicated to the Conservation and Protection

Of South Carolina’s Marine Life both Offshore and Inshore

Live Auction Prewiew

Auction Items listed in order of Presentation.

All items may be secured with Major credit card, Check, or Cash. Payment is expected at the event, before the release of items and unless otherwise stated, all trips and dinners will expire 1 year from banquet date or appropriate season.


  1. Picking and Grinning It not only plays great music but this one of kind guitar will have you grinning for fishing! Created by Mt. Pleasant artist and Lowcountry Flyshop owner Paul Puckett, this guitar is truly a one of one. Donated by Paul Puckett and CCA South Carolina.
  2. The Lowcountry Sporting Gentry Package Grady Ervin & Co. has put together a sporting apparel package that every well seasoned sportsman needs! Look great in the town or the country! Donated by Grady Ervin & Co.
  3. Guy Harvey Print World acclaimed artist, marine biologist, and big time CCA SC supporter Guy Harvey presents a signed and numbered rendition of one of the ocean’s top angling prizes. Donated by Guy Harvey.
  4. The World is Your Oyster CCA SC and oysters have a great relationship. They are the key to a healthy marine environment. Master Goldsmith Lex Matthews, a Florence, SC native, has captured the beauty of the oyster in his Oyster Shell Collection. This bronze oyster shell belt buckle and accompanying custom leather belt is sure to be a welcome addition to any wardrobe. As a side note, the sale of this particular item tonight will be earmarked for CCA SC’s habitat program, The Topwater Action Campaign. Donated by Mark Lexton Collection and Lex Matthews.
  5. CCA Fire pit Get ready to warm up in style! This 30” x 30” x 16” pit comes fully assembled and ready for your immediate use! Manufactured from cold rolled steel for years of durability, the natural rust patina finish will age over time. Donated by CCA South Carolina.
  6. Charleston First Class With Capt. John Irwin Spend time on the water with this passionate guide and you’ll come away with a new appreciation for inshore and nearshore fishing! Two anglers will send one ½ day with Capt John fishing the Lowcountry in and around Charleston’s historic waters. With over ten years of experience on these local waters, Capt. Irwin will certainly put you within casting distance of the fish of your dreams. Fuel, bait, and tackle are provide; tips are not. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date. Donated by Capt. John Irwin and Fly Right Charters.
  7. Hand Carved Tupelo Serving Board “Made by God, crafted by Man” Hemingway, South Carolina artisan Chris Hughes embellishes each one of the one of a kind tupelo wood boards with this same message. Great for BBQ, chickens, Beaufort Stews, or whatever it will hold. This hand crafted piece is sure to be a conversation piece as well as a functioning piece of art.
  8. Oysters Your Way for 25 The soon to be famous Sea Island CCA Cooking Team brings an oyster roast to you and 25 of your closest friends. You get to entertain while we provide the labor, beer, oysters & fixin’s, and knives. Please schedule on a mutually agreeable date. Donated by the Sea Island CCA Cooking Team.
  9. The Ya Ya Sisterhood Weekend: Just for the CCA Ladies! Ya Ya’s Unite! How about an Edisto weekend getaway for 10 of your closest friends? Included is a three-day/ two-night stay at a luxurious Island beach house. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date between September 2014 and May 2015. Donated by Phil Sutton and CCA South Carolina.
  10. Sailfish End Table The perfect conversation piece for any room! This aluminum & glass Sailfish motif table will provide years of use while displaying an appreciation of our coastal heritage in a style that will be quite eye catching. Donated by CCA South Carolina.
  11. Osprey Dinner Cruise for 48 What better way to entertain than on Charleston’s famous harbor! You and 47 of your friends, clients, guests’ will enjoy a three hour excursion aboard The Osprey. Along with the wonderful Charleston view, enjoy a seasonal dinner of an oyster roast or a beaufort stew as you enjoy an experience that will not only win you praise from your guests but an experience that will not soon be forgotten. Donated by Osprey Boat Charters and CCA South Carolina.
  12. Charleston Blast & Cast w/ the Chairman Enjoy all of the Lowcountry’s outdoors! Two lucky hunters/ anglers will join Sea Island Chapter Chairman Gene Walpole and Thomas Hutto for a full day of action packed sporting adventure. Begin with a morning duck hunt on Johns Island shooting the menu of waterfowl found on the coast of South Carolina. Once your limit is reached, shift gears and get set to catch redfish, trout, and flounder from the Stono and North Edisto rivers. Trip must be taken during the 2014/2015 duck season on a mutually agreeable date. Donated by Gene Walpole and Thomas Hutto.
  13. Nucanoe/Carolina Fresh Farms 12’ Frontier Fishing Kayak The Nucanoe is the most versatile, stable and customizable kayak on the market today; it is designed with the outdoorsman in mind. This kayak is designed to be “worked” out of rather than a casual cruise though the creeks. Its stability offers the operator the unique option of being able to stand up within the boat, without the fear of capsizing, essential for those who love to sight fish or shoot from a standing position. Tonight’s boat is outfitted with many of the fishing accessories available, but additional hunting and fishing accessories can be purchased to fit the user’s needs. Donated by Carolina Fresh Farms.
  14. Villas Adventures Belize Vacation for Six days/ 6 nights for 4 couples Villa Adventures is a true Central American Gem! Located in the beautiful country of Belize, these villas are among the finest the country has to offer; all located on the Caribbean Sea with four bedrooms and four baths, they do not disappoint. A short step out the front porch will take you right into the ocean and breath-taking snorkeling and diving as well as numerous other water sports. Charters available to enjoy the world class fishing with opportunities for permit, bonefish, snapper, grouper, and a host of other species year round. There are ancient Mayan ruins, rain forest zip lines, and majestic beach scenery to explore and take in while on your stay. Other activities available but not included are transfer to and from airport, daily maid service, daily or weekly chef and server, as well as grocery shopping prior to your arrival! This trip is for four couples or a large family looking to have a unique adventure. Trip is available between August 1, 2014 and August 1, 2015. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date. Donated by Sporting Adventures International and CCA South Carolina. This trip does have a reserve.
  15. Port O’Connor, Texas For Four Four anglers will spend two full days fishing in Port O’Connor, Texas with Capt. Tom Hans. Port O’Connor is located approximately 3 hours south of Houston and sits on Matagorda and Espirito Santo Bays. This little fishing village is located at the end of the road and offers the opportunity to chase speckled trout and redfish in the back lakes and outside shorelines, or chase bull reds and other migrating species out at the Port O’Connor Jetties. You and your guests will also lodge at the home of Capt. Hans in his guest quarters and you will have dinner for two nights, courtesy of local restaurants and CCA Texas. This trip is a guided wade fishing trip with artificial lures; however live bait is available at the buyers expense. This trip must be taken within one year from the date purchased and scheduled on a mutually agreeable date. Donated by CCA Texas.
  16. CCA Abel Super 7/8 Reel & North Fork Rod Combo Here is your chance to own a truly custom, truly unique piece of hardware designed just for CCA SC! Only 24 of these are available in the world! Stalking the palmetto state flats for Redfish is the favorite pastime of many may fly fishers, and this is what Abel Reels had in mind when the Super 7-8N was designed. A narrow-width spool all but eliminates the need to guide the line onto the reel, while its large arbor allows for an incredible retrieve rate – perfect for recovering line after a blistering run and gives you the stopping power necessary to slow down the hottest of gamefish. Matched to a custom designed North Fork fly rod from Washington state and a protective tube for transportation, this flats outfit is ready to fish the grass for bass whenever you are! Donated by CCA South Carolina.
  17. Marlin & Sailfish Slam This brass over marble sculpture has been a favorite of CCA members for nearly a decade! This piece will be wonderful centerpiece in your office, home, or camp. Donated by CCA South Carolina.
  18. Flyfishing the “Cowboy State” for Two The Platte is where it’s at and Wyoming is the place you want to be! Fishing on the North Platte River for rainbow and brown trout in some of the most picturesque country in America, two anglers will enjoy one full day of drifting this scenic and fabled river. Along with the day of fishing, one night’s accommodations are included with this package courtesy of your host and CCA SC supporters at North Platte Lodge. North Platte Lodge is Wyoming fly fishing at its best. They offer the most experienced and largest Grey Reef fly fishing guide staff and exclusive private access to 17 miles of the Grey Reef section of the North Platte River. North Platte Lodge enjoys an unmatched location with excellent accommodations and meals that are sure to satisfy. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date; trip valid for one year from date of purchase. Donated by Dusty Reed, The North Platte Lodge, and The Reef Fly Shop.
  19. Beaufort Blast & Cast    Two (2) people enjoy a beautiful day on the low country waters of Beaufort, SC with Orvis Endorsed Guide Capt. Owen Plair shooting Marsh Hen and catching redfish in the same outing. The cast and blast charter is a fun filled adventure that can challenge even the most experienced shooter and angler. Poling through the vast open saltwater marshes flushing out marsh hen, shooting small gauge shot guns, with a limit of 15 per person. Then focusing on our great fishery for Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and a large assortment of other species. Not every day can you have the challenging experience of the Cast and Blast in Beaufort, SC. Light Tackle and Fly Fishing equipment will be provided. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date. Donated by Capt. Owen Plair.
  20. Quail Hunting Homeplace Madison Howell knows quail! And he has the one of the most pristine places in the lowcountry to pursue them! Two hunters will join this true lowcountry gentleman on what will turn out to be one of the most enjoyable days a man can imagine chasing these fabled birds of a feather. Located in Ruffin, SC you will be hunting in fields designed with crops of the farms of old as well as the picturesque flat pines woods of Colleton County. Quail hunting as it was intended – Southern Style! Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date before March 31, 2015. Donated by Madison Howell.
  21. Custom Quad Deer Stand This customized quad deer stand from our friends at Cross Hair Metal Works will be a sporty addition to your hunt club and will give you the advantage over your next trophy. Donated by Cross Hair Metal Works.
  22. GPS Recreational Property Map If you own property, this one is a must have!! Milliken Forest Company, Inc. will produce a GPS property map that will include all ponds, food plots, deer stands and other unique features of interest on your land. Property boundaries will also be displayed, and the entire image can be overlaid on a 2011 & 2009 aerial true color photo or 2006 infra red photographic map. This is a one of a kind, unique informative map that will benefit any land owner. Finished product will include two (2) 22” X 34” maps and a CD Rom for your personal use. Property location must be in SC, NC, or GA. Good for one year from the date of the banquet. Donated by Milliken Forestry Company, Inc. and Bill Milliken.
  23. 2014 CCA SC Knife Package This South Carolina native’s reputation in the knife making world precedes him! Aiken native Larry Page is one of only a select few knife makers that worked with the legendary George Herron to learn his craft. His time spent with that legend is evident in his craftsmanship and 100% commitment to the highest quality product money can buy. As such, Larry has been named CCA SC Knife Maker of the Year for 2014. This knife package includes a matching pair of his ever popular oyster knife and a filet knife. Donated by Larry Page and CCA SC.
  24. Got Shrimp? Frogmore Stew for 20! Another effortless entertaining opportunity brought to you by the CCA Cooking Team! We provide all the ingredients that go into making that wonderful lowcountry delicacy for twenty of your closest friends…including the beer. Brought to you by the soon to be famous CCA Cooking Team. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.
  25. CCA South Carolina License Plate Here is your chance to display your passion for recreational saltwater fishing all year long! CCA SC is offering you a chance to be one of the first 100 people in the state to have these brand new license plates that will benefit CCA SC’s advocacy and habitat programs. Step up and enjoy being one of the Committee of 100! Donated by CCA South Carolina.
  26. The Local Boy Outfitters/ K2 Mystery Cooler Real Value. Real Cold. This 55 qrt roto-molded cooler is becoming the hottest cooler on the market! Stuffed with goodies, you have to buy it to find out what’s in it!       Donated by Local Boy Outfitters of Lexington and K2 coolers!

The Sea Island Chapter thanks the following special Sponsors and Donors:

 Diamond Sponsors

 Mala Geoscience

Platinum Sponsors

Haddrell’s Point Tackle – West Ashley

Johnson & Johnson

Pinckney Carter Company

PURE Insurance

The Charleston Angler

Gold Sponsors

GEL Engineering, LLC

Lowcountry Urology Clinics

Maybank Law Firm

Palmetto Moon

Ripley Light Yacht Club

Ritt Ritter

Smoak’s Comfort Control

The Bank of South Carolina


Silver Sponsors

1816 by Remington

Dublin Dog

Atlantic Inc. Pest Management

Atlantic Stone

Barrier Island Marine

Belfor Property Restoration

Bendt Brothers Upholstery

Blitch Plumbing

Brad McQueen

CarpetBaggers, Inc.

Charleston City Marina and Boatyard

Charleston Concrete

Eddie Buxton/Palmetto Commercial Properties

Fly Right Charters

Flyin’ the Flats Apparel

Grady Ervin & Co.

Harbor National Bank

Harrell Enterprises

Keystone Concrete

KSA Marine

Leary & Associates

Ledford’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc.

Low Country Labor

Hospitality Management Group

Marchant Chevrolet, Inc.

Marcol Dredging Company

McAlister Development

NBSC, a division of Synovus Bank

Palmetto Masonry Supply & Maverick Equipment Rental

Ravenel Ford, Inc.

Rob Donlin

Schneider Tree Care

Seven Star Liquors

Sifly Homes

Sunnyside Farms, Inc.

Tackle Grab, LLC

Three Oaks Contractors

Tidewater Environmental Services

Tidewater Land & Timber Inc. of SC

TowBoat US – Charleston

West Ashley Dental


1816 by Remington


Backwoods Quail Club

Barrier Island Marine

Barron’s Outfitters

Big T’s Coastal Provisions

Capt. Owen Plair

Carolina Fresh Farms

Charleston City Marina and Boatyard

Dublin Dog

Fishing For Miracles King Mackerel Tournament

Flood Tide Company

Fly Right Charters

Gene Walpole

Grady Ervin & Co.

Guy Harvey

Haddrell’s Point Tackle

Half Moon Outfitters

Heather Glenn Golf Links

Madison Howell

Mark Lexton Collection


Phil Sutton

Pink Dot Beauty Bar

Sewee Outpost

Smoak’s Comfort Control

Stagecoach Clothing Store

Tackle Grab, LLC

Talley Collections

The Charleston Angler

Thomas Hutto

Water Dog Paddle

Wild Dunes Resort

Please Support the Gracious Sponsors & Donors of CCA

Sea Island Chapter Committee Members

Gene Walpole

Chapter Chairman

John Barham

Sponsor Chairman


Alex Chandler

Caroline Irwin

Caroline Rhodes

Cory Smith

Doug Roland

Jack Walker

Jay Katz

John Irwin

JR McCroskey

Matt Wolf

Mike Able

Rob Donlin

Robbie Hollings

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