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City of Trenton's|
In Partnership with the
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Saturday, June 8, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Trenton, New Jersey
The DEP and City of Trenton kicked off summer by hosting a successful Fishing Derby for youth held at Stacy Pond in Trenton. An estimated 200 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:
City of Trenton Department of Recreation, Natural Resources and Culture
Division of Recreation
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.
Saturday, June 8, 2019 is one of two Free Fishing Days in New Jersey.
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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