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

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

The DEP and City of Trenton hosted a successful Fishing Derby for youth held at Stacy Pond in Trenton. An estimated 100 kids, parents, volunteers and staff participated in the derby, learned about fishing basics, watersheds and aquatic insects, and enjoyed a day in nature alongside the Delaware River.

The DEP and City of Trenton would like to thank the Youth Fishing Derby Supporters and Partners for their donations of supplies, trophies, expertise, equipment and time.

If you have questions about the City of Trenton's Youth Fishing Derby contact:
Madeline Jack
Recreation Supervisor/Event Coordinator
City of Trenton
609-989-3369 (Office)
609-571-0585 (Cell)
mjack@trentonnj.org
or
Marc Rogoff
Lead Educator
Office of Environmental Education, 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
    needed
    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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