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Mount Pleasant Pier’s Cast Off Fishing Tournament series kicks off May 7

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By: Charleston County Parks

This year, anglers of all ages and experience levels are invited to catch fish, fun, and prizes at the Mount Pleasant Pier’s Cast Off Fishing Tournament series. The Mount Pleasant Pier will offer four tournaments this year, on May 7th, June 4th, Sept. 3rd and Oct. 15th.

Located at the foot of the Ravenel Bridge, the Mount Pleasant Pier opened in 2009 and offers fishing on the Charleston Harbor. The pier is built on pilings from the old Silas N. Pearman Bridge, which have become a haven for many types of fish including red drum, spotted sea trout, flounder and sheepshead.

The May 7th and June 4th tournaments will run from 6 am to 2 pm. The Sept. 3rd and Oct. 15th tournaments will be held from 7 am to 2 pm. All four tournaments will offer prizes in the categories of 3 Biggest Fish, Youth, and Aggregate Weight of 5 Fish.

Tournament registration fees are $10 for ages 13 and up, $9 for members of the military, $8 for seniors and ages 12 and under, and $5 for fishing pass holders. No preregistration is required. On-site registration for tournaments begins at the opening time of the tournament.

Adult chaperones are required for ages 15 and under. Tournaments are held rain or shine. Anglers are only eligible to win in one category.

The Mount Pleasant Pier offers everything an expert or a novice needs, including equipment rentals, tackle and frozen bait, plus knowledgeable staff to offer tips. While there, be sure to check out the River Watch Cafe & Gift Shop for handspun milkshakes, smoothies and craft sandwiches. Unique Lowcountry and nautical gifts are also for sale in the shop.

For details on the Cast Off Fishing Tournaments, call the Mount Pleasant Pier at 843-762-9946 or visit CharlestonCountyParks.com.

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