Captain Andy Nettles
Andy Nettles is native to Charleston, SC and the Lowcounty. He was raised on James Island and Sullivan's Island. Andy's dad Aaron Nettles instilled moral values like honesty, loyalty, respect, self-reliance, self-discipline, patience, kindness, gratitude, forgiveness, personal responsibility and courtesy in all his children. For Andy, these life lessons began when he was a young boy. The foundation was laid while being taught how to fish by his dad. At just 10 years old, Andy had earned enough respect from his Dad to become a member of his offshore, saltwater fishing team. He joined the tournament scene here in Charleston. Mr. Nettles was the proud owner and captain of "Short People" a 28' Bertram. Andy showed a keen interest in fishing and was willing to put in the time and hard work it took to be successful. No doubt tournament and fun fishing with his dad helped Andy grow into one of Charleston's most notarized salt water anglers and captain's. Andy owns and opertates "Solid Surface" a one of kind custom built Hunley Sullivan. Solid Surface's home marina is Tolers Cove-MTPUSA.
Andy and his wife Donna raised two fine young men in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Drew and EJ Nettles have followed Andy's footsteps. Each becoming outstanding fisherman and both hold many saltwater tournament accolades (too many to list). Drew is currently a student at Cape Fear Community College- Wilmington, NC. EJ holds the title of being the only JR ANGLER to weigh a Blue Marlin @ the most famous BIG ROCK BLUE Marlin Fishing Tournament. That accomplishment had never been achieved in its 60-year history.
Andy believes his upbringing in the fishing community gave him the tools needed to become the best husband, father, businessman and mentor. Andy has sponsored the "Miracles" youth angler award for 10 years. He continues this tradition for the youngsters in our community. This award aims to inspire young boys and girls to fish, stay active, meet and help others to learn the sport. A tradition that was given to Andy that he aims to give to others.
FROM ALL OF THE PAST YOUTH AWARD RECIPIENTS...
THANK YOU, ANDY !!!!