DNREC to Hold 30th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament June 4
The Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police will hold their 30th annual Youth Fishing Tournament on Saturday, June 4 at three locations across the state.
The tournament, which will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., will take place at Ingrams Pond in Millsboro, Wyoming Pond in Wyoming, and at the dog training area of Lums Pond State Park in Bear.
The tournament, which was established in 1986 to introduce youth to the sport of fishing and to teach the catch-and-release angling approach to conservation, is open to youths ages 4 through 15. An adult must accompany youths under age 12 and contestants must bring their own fishing equipment. Prizes will be awarded at 1:30 p.m. in three age groups: 4 through 7, 8 through 11 and 12 through 15. The tournament is free and open to the public. Participants are asked to arrive before 10 a.m. to register for the tournament. For an entry form, click here.
Winners receive fishing poles and tackle boxes as well as trophies, and all the participants receive prizes. The 2016 county winners will be presented with their trophies at the DNREC Awards ceremony on Governors Day, Thursday, July 28 at the 2016 Delaware State Fair in Harrington.
Last year’s Youth Fishing Tournament Results: