PARK COMMISSION ANNOUNCES
YOUTH FISHING DERBY DATE
Registration open for Saturday, June 2, 2012 Event
BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission is accepting registrations for its Annual Youth Fishing Derby scheduled for Saturday, June 2, 2012. The event will take place at the Sourland Mountain Preserve, East Mountain Road, Hillsborough, New Jersey from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon.
The Fishing Derby is held in conjunction with Rogue Bass, a Somerset County-based fishing club and is co-sponsored by ATON Computing, Inc.
The Derby is open to both novice and experienced fishermen and fisherwomen ages 5 to 14 and is divided into age groups: Pee Wee - 5 & 6 Years; Junior – 7 to 10 years; Senior – 11 to 14 years. Prizes will be awarded for total weight of fish caught and for the largest catch.
Contestants must check in between 9:00 A.M. and 9:45 A.M.
Thanks to an additional donation by ATON Computing, the pond will be stocked and will provide ample opportunities for the anglers. Donations of prizes and awards have been received from area businesses.
A $7.00 registration fee is requested and will be donated to the Somerset County Park Commission’s Therapeutic Recreation Department that provides specialized recreation opportunities to children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Pre-registration is required and must be received by Friday, May 25, 2012. No on-site registration will be accepted. Space is limited and registration will be on a first-come first-served basis. Applications and information may be obtained online at www.somersetcountyparks.org or by calling 908-526-5650 or NJ Relay Service at 711 for individuals with a hearing or speech impairment.
Information and registration may also be found at the Park Commission web site at www.somersetcountyparks.org