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Hooked On Fishing-Not On Drugs
Youth Fishing Challenge
Saturday, October 17, 2020

 

Youth with bass The Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Program's Youth Fishing Challenge is a free statewide event to promote fishing among youths and their families. In 2020 it will be held on the second of the state's two Free Fishing Days, Saturday, October 17, when no license is required to fish regardless of age.

Registered youth participants may be eligible to receive prizes for the fish they catch during the event. Youth must be present at the end of the event to be awarded prizes.

Questions regarding participation or hosting an event can be directed to hofnod@dep.nj.gov.

This event is sponsored by NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife's Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Program.

YOUTH FISHING CHALLENGE RULES
The following rules apply to all events:

1. Registration is required and FREE - see information below for the location you'd like to attend.
    Note: Each hosting organization/location may have its own rules or "need to know" information.

2. The event is open to all ages - no license or trout stamp is required on New Jersey's Free Fishing Days. The entire family is encouraged to join the fun!

3. Participating youths aged 20 and under are eligible to receive event giveaways and prizes.
    Note: Youths will receive a scorecard the day of the event and must turn in their completed scorecards to receive free giveaways and prizes.

4. PARTICIPANTS MUST BE PRESENT AT THE CLOSE OF THE EVENT TO RECEIVE A PRIZE!

YOUTH FISHING CHALLENGE EVENTS

Contact the sponsor of the event for registration information.

Atlantic County
Egg Harbor Township Alliance & Egg Harbor Township Recreation
Egg Harbor Township Nature Reserve
314 Zion Rd.
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Directions
Dena Danz - ddanz@ehtrec.com
www.ehtgov.org/munincipalalliance
www.ehtgov.org/recreation

Bergen County
Old Tappan Municipal Alliance & Environmental Commission
Bonnabel Nature Park
Old Tappan Rd.
Old Tappan, NJ 07675
Directions
Anna Haverilla - haverilla@oldtappan.net
201-954-7573 ext. 12
www.oldtappan.net

Cumberland County
Millville Recreation
Corson Park
1400 E Main Street
Millville, NJ 08332
Directions
Samantha Cruz - Samantha.Cruz@millvillenj.gov
www.millvillenj.gov
856-825-7000 x7394

Mercer County
City of Trenton & NJDEP
Stacy Park
1399 Riverside Drive
Trenton, NJ 08618
Directions
Madeline Jack - mjack@trentonnj.org
Marc Rogoff - marc.rogoff@dep.nj.gov
Trenton Youth Fishing Derby Registration

Middlesex County
South River Parks & Recreation
Grekoski Park
319-373 Whitehead Ave.
South River, NJ 08882
Directions
Lakisha Thomas - lthomas@southrivernj.org
732-254-4412
www.southrivernj.org

Monmouth County
Township of Neptune
Hamilton Fire Dept. Pond
NJ Rt. 33 & Jumping Brook Rd.
Neptune, NJ 07753
Directions
Jason Ross - jross@neptunetownship.org
732-869-1202

Morris County
Patriots Path Council, BSA
Mt. Hope Pond
600 Mt. Hope Rd.
Wharton, Nj 07885
Directions
Paul Minenna - Paul.Minenna@gmail.com
201-841-1319

Passaic County
Shady Lake Park
Weaver Rd.
West Milford, NJ 07480
Directions
Wyatt Walker - shadylakenj@gmail.com
201-304-1702

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Last Updated: October 7, 2020