Longtime Strand resident and fishing guru Ron McManus will be honored with an artificial reef near Little River.
The Ron McManus Artificial Reef, or PA-04, will be dedicated Friday at Harborgate Marina, 2100 Sea Mountain Hwy, North Myrtle Beach.
The event, sponsored by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, will last from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and includes a short trip to the reef site and lunch catered by Mama Jean’s.
The reef is located five miles from the Little River Inlet’s south jetty.
McManus established the Dixie Chicken Fishing Funament in honor of his friend, the late Jim Caudle, more than 15 years ago. This annual fishing tournament led to the Jim Caudle Artificial Reef, PA-01 – the most visited artificial reef in S.C.
An endowment fund created by McManus in 2008 continues to fund marine and wetland research at Coastal Carolina University and provide scholarship assistance to deserving students.
The public is invited to attend. Please RSVP at 249-1637.