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Hooked On Fishing-Not On Drugs
Youth Fishing Challenge
Saturday, June 10, 2017

 

Mother and young girl with fish The Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Program's Youth Fishing Challenge is a statewide event to promote fishing among youths and their families. In 2017 it will be held on the first of the state's two Free Fishing Days, Saturday, June 10, when no license is required to fish regardless of age.

Registered youth participants will be eligible to receive prizes for the fish they catch during the event. Youths must be present at the conclusion of the event to be awarded prizes. Those who are lucky enough to catch a trout tagged as part of the "Hook-A-Winner" Program will receive a special prize following the event.

Organizations interested in hosting an event, and individuals interested in volunteering at an event, should complete and submit an application form:

Organization/Volunteer Application Form (pdf, 210kb - Complete online, save and submit via e-mail, or print and mail.)

Event locations and information are listed below.

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
Atlantic County Hooked on Fishing- Not on Drugs Coalition
Lake Lenape (West)
6303 Harding Highway
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
GPS: 39.456693, -74.739265
Adam Erskine - AERSKINE@ACSSSD.net
609-675-1385

Bergen
City of Garfield Police Department
Dahnert's Lake
411 Midland Ave.
Garfield, NJ 07026
GPS: 40.880088,  -74.101795
Jeff Stewart - jstewart@garfieldpolice.org
973-478-8515
www.garfieldnj.org

Burlington
Willingboro Recreation & Parks
Millcreek Park Pond
300 Beverly Rancocas Rd.
Willingboro, NJ 08046
GPS: 40.028446, -74.909483
Kendall Brunson - kbrunson@willingboronj.gov
609-877-2200 x. 1111
www.willingboronj.gov

Camden
HOFNOD Team Gloucester Twp.
HOFNOD GT
River Winds
West Deptford
GPS: 39.855517,   -75.191520
Bob Johnston - hofnodgt@yahoo.com
856-491-5366
www.hofnodgt.com

Lindenwold Municipal Alliance & Lindenwold Police Department
Lake Worth
White Horse Pike and Rosamond Ave.
Lindenwold, NJ 08021
GPS: 39.803835,-74.9682018
Captain Michael McCarthy - mmccarthyjr@lindenwold.pd.com
856-784-7566
www.lindenwoldpd.com

Cape May County
Belleplain State Forest
Lake Nummy
1 Henkinsifkin Rd.
Woodbine, NJ 08270
GPS: 39.245470, -74.855033
609-861-2404
Kathleen.Meyer@dep.nj.gov

Essex County
Essex County Parks
Monte Irvin Orange Park
Center Street and South Harrison Street
Orange, NJ 07050
GPS: 40.759873, -74.232489
Frank Gesumaria - fgesumaria@parks.essexcountynj.org
973-735-6229

Hunterdon County
HCESC Hoffman's Crossing
37 Hoffman's Crossing Rd.
Califon, NJ 07830
GPS: 40.700723,  -74.865025
Dennis Balodis - DBalodis@HunterdonESC.org
www.HunterdonESC.org
908-572-7715

Middlesex County
South River Parks & Recreation
Edward A. Grekoski Park
Whitehead Ave.
South River, NJ 08882
GPS: 40.437916,  -74.362468
Lakisha Thomas - lthomas@southrivernj.org
732-254-4412

Cheesequake State Park
Hooks Creek Lake
300 Gordon Rd.
Matawan, NJ 07747
GPS: 40.441246,  -74.270158
James Faczak - James.Faczak@dep.nj.gov
732-566-3208

Monmouth County
Leonardo State Marina
102 Concord Ave.
Leonardo, NJ 07737
GPS: 40.423965,  -74.061759
Maggie Mitchell - Maggie.mitchell@dep.nj.gov
732-291-1333

Township of Neptune
Hamilton FD Pond
NJ Rt. 33 & Jumping Brook Rd.
Neptune, NJ 07753
GPS: 40.211018, -74.084921
Dawn Thompson - dthompson@neptunetownship.org
732-988-5200

Morris County
Morris County Park Commission
Lewis Morris County Park
GPS: 40.787928,  -74.543182
Officer Asher Rumfield - arumfield@morrisparks.net
973-326-7654

Ocean County
Manchester Twp. PAL
Pine Lake
Beacon St.
Lakehurst, NJ
GPS: 39.815899,  -74.988411
Dominick Fresco - dfresco@aol.com
848-221-7332

Sussex County
Sussex County 4H
Lake Ashroe
Stokes State Forest
GPS: 41.181644,  -74.815287
973-948-3820

Union County
City of Plainfield
Cedar Brook Park Pond
Plainfield, NJ 07060
GPS: 40.600194,  -74.408485
Veronica Taylor - veronica.taylor@plainfieldnj.gov
908-753-3097

Warren County
Liberty Township Community Day Committee
Mountain Lake
99 Tamarack Rd.
Liberty Township, NJ
GPS: 40.853147,  -74.984503
Sarah Grub - sgrubster@aol.com
908-875-9456

Participants at Hoffman's Crossing
Participants at Linden event
Participants at Lacey Twp. event
Turtle covered in algae
Winners at Cheesquake SP event
Father and daughter at Merrill Creek Reservoir event
Lacey Twp. event
Sunfish
 

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