logoThe 2020 NANFA Convention
will be March 19-22, 2020
at Saluda Shoals Park
Environmental Education Center
in Columbia, South Carolina.

Saluda Shoals Park is located at
5605 Bush River Rd.
Columbia, SC 29212

Lodging:

Lodging is at the Holiday Inn Express in Harbinson (211 Lanneau Court, Columbia, SC 29212). Rate is $109/night for double rooms. Reserve rooms by calling (803) 732-2229 Use reservation group code NANFA. Last day to book is March 1, 2020.

Meeting Schedule:

March 19 – Travel day to Columbia and check in at the Holiday Inn Express. Informal afternoon visit to Columbia Dam Fishway and evening workshops on live fish photography and Photoshop.

March 20 – Presentations on sturgeon work in South Carolina, Broadtail Madtoms, ETY Fish Project, Blackbanded Sunfish, and more; Hidden Rivers film showing; Banquet and Auction.

March 21 and 22 – Field Trips

  • Trip 1: Upstate – Fieryblack shiners, Seagreen darters, Piedmont darters, piedmont shiners, greenfin shiners, plus many more!
  • Trip 2: Sandhills – Blackbanded sunfish, bluespotted sunfish, dollar sunfish, lined topminnow, everglades pygmy sunfish, banded pygmy sunfish & more.
  • Trip 3: Coastal Plain – Bluefin killi, golden topminnow, least killi, bluespotted sunfish, dollar sunfish, blackbanded sunfish, swamp darter, savannah darter, blackbanded darter, lowland shiner & many more!
  • Trip 4: More Sandhills! – Savannah darter, yellowfin shiner, bluehead chub, speckled madtom, tadpole madtom, Christmas darter, whitefin shiner, blackbanded sunfish, bluespotted sunfish, dollar sunfish, everglades pygmy sunfish, banded pygmy sunfish, lined topminnow, lowland shiner & more!

Fishing licenses will be required and are available here.

Registration Info:

  • Regular: $100 Includes speakers, trips, banquet, and convention shirt
  • Spouse: $35 Includes banquet and convention shirt only
  • Students: $50 Includes speakers, trips, banquet, and convention shirt


T-Shirts:
Shirts are screenprinted on a white, super soft blended tee. This is the same type of shirt used for the newest NANFA shirts, featuring a Southern Redbelly Dace. Everyone attending the convention will receive a t-shirt as they are included in registration. You may also purchase additional shirts or shirts early if you would like any extras.

To register click here.

For more information, to donate items to the annual NANFA auction, or to volunteer to help in any way, contact Dustin Smith (dsmith73@hotmail.com), Stephen Beaman (sbeaman@gmail.com), or Matt Knepley (mattknepley@yahoo.com)

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