People who have longed to fish in the lake at Clemson Sandhill Research and Education Center now have the chance, starting as early as this Friday.
Clemson officials used input from a community meeting to come up with a fee-based program that allows fishing in the lake and generates funds for the center, which has lost its state funding.
The initial membership period will run April 15-Dec. 15 for the first 100 applicants. They will be assigned to four groups, with each group having the right to fish certain days and times.
The fee will be $125 for individuals, $95 for seniors or $195 for families (parents and children younger than 21). Applications will be accepted this week at the center’s office at 560 Civitas Circle, off Clemson Road across from the Village at Sandhill shopping center. The office is open 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.
For more information on the program, go to www.clemson.edu/public/rec/sandhill/programs/ fishing.html.