Grab your fishing gear and a trash bag and join SCWF's Plishing Challenge


Grab your rod and reel, cane pole or fly rod and a bag to pick up litter, and let's go Plishing! The South Carolina Wildlife Federation invites you to join our Plishing Challenge again this summer. Plishing is a combination of the Swedish phrase "plocka upp," meaning litter pickup, and fishing. Our Plishing Challenge is designed to keep the public engaged with fishing using best fishing practices to catch and release fish and to help keep our waterways clean by picking up litter.

This conservation initiative is a great way to enjoy South Carolina's aquatic resources, practice conservation and win prizes. The challenge is designed to be simple and fun for all ages. Once registered, you can enter each fish you catch and each bag of litter you collect from our waterways. There is no weighing or measuring fish to participate; just snap a photo or video in the app and enjoy the outdoors. There is a different sponsor each month offering prizes including gift cards, apparel and fishing gear.

At the end of the summer, there will be an overall winner for fish, an overall winner for litter collection and a randomly selected winner, who will each receive a $500 gift card to Palmetto State Armory. In addition, Palmetto State Armory is covering the cost of the first 200 people to register for the challenge.

Fishing and being on the water are great ways to spend time outdoors. Health benefits of fishing include boosting your immune system, relaxation and lowering stress. Whether you like to fish solo or take your whole family, SCWF's Plishing Challenge is a great way to connect with your environment and appreciate our beautiful state.

In addition to Palmetto State Armory, our other amazing sponsors for the Plishing Challenge include Palmetto Pride, AFTCO, Local Boy Outfitters, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Angling Women. The event runs through Aug. 31 and has dedicated Facebook and Instagram pages, SCWF Plishing Challenge. For more information, visit

About SCWF

One of 53 state and territory affiliates of the National Wildlife Federation, the South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and the oldest conservation organization in the state actively advocating for science-based conservation policy and producing high-quality education programs. SCWF's mission is to conserve and restore South Carolina's wildlife and wildlife habitat through education and advocacy. For more information, visit