Fishing around Weymouth starts in the still, tannin stained ponds on the property for bream and bass and continues into the ditches and pockets on the river for bass, bream, catfish, and most all southern freshwater species. Although you can’t legally target them, sturgeon are a common sight on the Pee Dee, Black, and Waccamaw rivers just downstream of Weymouth. A short, fifteen minute boat run downriver to Georgetown and the Intracoastal Waterway’s southern turn will put fishermen in brackish, tidal water that supports an excellent “inshore slam” fishery of redfish, speckled trout, and flounder. Inshore anglers also target sheepshead, black drum, tripletail, tarpon, and all sorts of panfish. Nearshore boats chase Spanish and king mackerel, cobia, spadefish, and all worlds of bottoms fish from black bass to grouper. Conventional and fly fishing guides work out of nearby Georgetown Landing Marina, as do a number of offshore captains who run through the Winyah Bay jetties to blue water species like dolphin, tuna, wahoo, and billfish. A jump-off to all of this fishing action is within minutes of Weymouth by boat or car.
Weymouth Plantation is blessed to have a broad range of habitat types that provide an enormous amount of quality outdoor hunting and fishing opportunities. The land includes large swaths of mature pine forests with an ecologically rich understory that is interspersed with interesting hardwood drains and wetland areas in addition to nearly a mile of frontage on both sides of the Pee Dee River, tidal marshes and levied wetland impoundments. Collectively, this creates a property that can be used all months of the year.
Waterfowl: Weymouth is, as much as anything, a place born and bound by water. Cypress tributaries and nutrient rich rivers surround the property, and with those come fowl and fish in great numbers. This area surrounding Winyah Bay is the 3rd largest estuarine drainage area on the east coast and one of the most important regions for migrating and wintering waterfowl. Today’s Pee Dee river basin is different than that of the 18th and 19th centuries because rice is not the dominant backdrop. That said, the rice landscapes left behind — old impounded fields, blackwater ditches, and marsh deltas — still teem with many species of ducks and fish. Migratory wood ducks, or summer ducks, are boosted by resident birds that nest in the local marshes and begin working the fields in early October. New waves show up in November, along with teal, mottled and black ducks, gadwall, ringnecks, and occasional widgeon. Pintails sometimes appear on ducky days. Scaup and redheads mix in with the ringnecks every now and then. The good duck hunting experienced along the Pee Dee River is heavily influenced by the fact there are several neighboring plantations managing for waterfowl creating a larger landscape that draws migrating birds. Suffice it to say that Weymouth’s moist-soil impoundments and the surrounding areas have plenty of ducks, and Weymouth could be managed more or less intensely according to an owner’s preference.
Quail: For nearly thirty years, Weymouth’s habitat has been managed with quail in mind and a few hundred acres of this property represent the most ideal upland piney woods for establishing a high-quality release quail program. For someone to have an exceptional quail program, the hardest part is finding or creating the habitat needed to accomplish such. The mature pine forests on Weymouth will provide an owner with instant gratification by allowing him to implement a very engaging quail program off the bat.
Turkey & Deer: As is expected in the low country of South Carolina, turkey and deer are in abundance on Weymouth. The property has the perfect blend of pines, hardwoods, and open land that creates the edge and habitat needed to sustain strong populations every year.
Dove: While not currently being planted, there has been a productive dove field on the property in the past and it would be very easy to get this reestablished.