Click the above image to learn more about Mercer County's Hooked on Fishing - Not on Drug's year-round fishing activities for youth.
City of Trenton's|
In Partnership with the
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Saturday, October 17, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Trenton, New Jersey
Youth must be registered with City of Trenton to participate
Attendance is limited and filled on first-come, first-served basis
Registration will be limited to 50 participants
All attendees must wear a mask
Gloves are encouraged (a limited number will be available for distribution)
Markers will be in place to assist with social distancing
Bagged lunches will be handed out at the conclusion of the awards ceremony
Attendees are encouraged to visit the exhibits but must maintain social
distancing and avoid touching the displays
If you have questions about the City of Trenton's Youth Fishing Derby contact:
City of Trenton Department of Recreation, Natural Resources and Culture
Division of Recreation
Office of the Deputy Commissioner, NJDEP
Fishing competition and prizes
No admission fee
Equipment for youth will be provided
Hands-on stations about aquatic life, water and stewardship
Instruction regarding fishing, safety and fish identification
Open to youth in grades 2 - 8
Parent/guardians are required to attend on site
Bring: Protective eyewear (glasses), hat, sunscreen, water, snacks
Derby will be held rain or shine; bring raingear and plastic bags if
Participants can walk or drive to Stacy Park
This is a catch-and-release event but ice and bags will be available if
a child wants to bring home a legal-sized catch.
Families and youth can enjoy the exhibits throughout the day and
participate in open fishing after the one-hour derby.
The Trenton Youth Fishing Derby is a part of the
Hooked On Fishing-Not On Drugs Youth Fishing Challenge!
For other Youth Fishing Challenge! events, click HERE
For full details about NJ's Free Fishing Days, click HERE
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