Fishing Derby May 14

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Brook_Trout_2Essex County will hold its annual fishing derby in Verona Park on Thursday, May 14. The derby is free and open to children ages 15 and younger. All children must be accompanied by an adult. VMAC, the Verona Municipal Alliance Committee, will have some fishing equipment if you don’t have your own. Prizes in various age categories for catching the first and most fish will be awarded at the conclusion of each derby. Registration begins at 5 p.m. and fishing begins at 6 p.m.

If you can’t make the Verona derby, there will also be fishing derbies in other county parks. At these events, you will need to bring your own fishing pole, bait, bucket and chair:

Saturday, May 2: Grover Cleveland Park Pond, Brookside Avenue and Runnymede Road, Caldwell/Essex Fells. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m., the derby begins at 9 a.m. and awards will be presented at 11:15 a.m. Derby is co-sponsored by the Roseland Recreation Department.
Saturday, May 9: South Mountain Recreation Complex, Orange Reservoir, Paddle Boat area. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m., the derby begins at 9 a.m. and awards will be presented at 11:15 a.m.
Saturday, May 16: Weequahic Park Lake, Elizabeth Avenue and Meeker Avenue, Newark. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m., the derby begins at 9 a.m. and awards will be presented at 11:15 a.m.
Saturday, June 6: Monte Irvin Orange Park Pond, Center Street and Harrison Street, Orange. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m., the derby begins at 9 a.m. and awards will be presented at 11:15 a.m.
Saturday, June 13: Irvington Park Pond, Grove Street and Lyons Avenue, Irvington. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m., the derby begins at 9 a.m. and awards will be presented at 11:15 a.m.

For additional information, please call 973-735-6229. The fishing derbies will be held rain or shine.

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