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   Bring Protective Eyewear - Kids are required to wear glasses when fishing - Cheap sunglasses will do!


Click the above image to learn more about Mercer County's Hooked on Fishing - Not on Drug's year-round fishing activities for youth.

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City of Trenton's
Youth Fishing Derby Banner
In Partnership with the
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Saturday, October 17, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Stacy Park
Trenton, New Jersey

    fish bullet Youth must be registered with City of Trenton to participate
    fish bullet Attendance is limited and filled on first-come, first-served basis

    Covid-19 Limitations:
    fish bullet Registration will be limited to 50 participants
    fish bullet All attendees must wear a mask
    fish bullet Gloves are encouraged (a limited number will be available for distribution)
    fish bullet Markers will be in place to assist with social distancing
    fish bullet Bagged lunches will be handed out at the conclusion of the awards ceremony
    fish bullet 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
(609) 989-3523
Marc Rogoff
Office of the Deputy Commissioner, NJDEP

Fishing Derby
    Derby Features:
    fish bullet Fishing competition and prizes
    fish bullet No admission fee
    fish bullet Equipment for youth will be provided
    fish bullet Hands-on stations about aquatic life, water and stewardship
    fish bullet Instruction regarding fishing, safety and fish identification

    Derby Details:
    fish bullet Open to youth in grades 2 - 8
    fish bullet Parent/guardians are required to attend on site
    fish bullet Bring: Protective eyewear (glasses), hat, sunscreen, water, snacks
    fish bullet Derby will be held rain or shine; bring raingear and plastic bags if
    fish bullet Participants can walk or drive to Stacy Park
    fish bullet 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.
    fish bullet 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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