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Hooked On Fishing-Not On Drugs
Youth Fishing Challenge
Saturday, June 9, 2018

 

Boy with bass 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 2018 it will be held on the first of the state's two Free Fishing Days, Saturday, June 9, 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.

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

Prizes for this event were generously donated by Shimano.

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 - erskine_adam@aclink.org
609-675-1385

Egg Harbor Township Alliance & Egg Harbor Township Recreation
Egg Harbor Township Nature Reserve
314 Zion Rd.
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
GPS: 39.358475, -74.651355
Dena Danz & Steve Slusarski - ddanz@ehtrec.com
www.ehtgov.org/munincipalalliance

Sweetwater Marina & Riverdeck
2780 7th Ave.
Hammonton, NJ 08037
GPS: 39.6224678,-74.6268868
Kim Iles - kim@sw-marina.com
609-922-3695
www.sw-marina.com

Bergen
Old Tappan Municipal Alliance & Old Tappan Environmental Commission
Bonnabel Nature Park
Old Tappan Rd.
Old Tappan, NJ 07675
GPS: 41.009599,-74.0099467
Anna Haverilla - Haverilla@oldtappan.net
201-954-7573
www.oldtappan.net

Camden
Burl_Cam HOFNOD
Atco Lake
Atco, NJ
GPS: 39.7570481,-74.8943238
Vic Gorin - vgorin@creativemachining.com
Facebook:
HOFNOD - Burlington & Camden Co. 609-468-6106

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 Police Department
Rowands Pond
Higgins Ave.
Clementon, NJ 08021
GPS: 39.8044675,-74.9783621
Sgt. Justin Mastalski - jmastalski@lindenwoldpd.com
856-784-7566

Cumberland County
HOFNOD Cumberland County 4-H
Corson Park
Millville, NJ 08332
GPS: 39.3962538,-75.0208914
Joe Haase - joseph.haase@yahoo.com
856-332-4834

Commercial Twp. HOFNOD
Cedar Lake
Lawrence Twp, NJ 08648
GPS: 39.3363657,-75.2694559
Kevin Young - kevyoung67@yahoo.com
856-213-0291

Essex County
Bloomfield Police Department
Clarks Pond
190 Dewey St.
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
GPS: 40.8212685,-74.1839163
Officer Zepeda - nzepeda@bloomfieldnjpd.com
973-680-4103

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

Spruce Run Recreation Area
68 Van Syckles Rd.
Clinton, NJ 08809
GPS: 40.6640902,-74.9519207
Gina Provenzano - sprucerun@dep.nj.gov
908-638-8572
NOTE: Participants will need to pay park entrance fee, bring own gear & bait.

Mercer County
City of Trenton & NJDEP
Stacy Park
1399 Riverside Dr.
Trenton, NJ 08601
GPS: 40.2322985,-74.7992919
Pre-registration is required. Visit www.nj.gov/dep/seeds/fishingderby.htm to register.

Middlesex County
Borough of South River
Grekoski Park
Whitehead Ave.
GPS: 40.4380181,-74.3645816
Lakisha Thomas - lthomas@southrivernj.org
732-254-4412

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

Matawan Recreation Department
Lake Lefferts Lakefront Park
Ravine Dr.
Matawan, NJ 07747
GPS: 40.415276, -74.234436
Daria Dieterle - recreation@matawanborough.com
732-566-3898 x130

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
732-869-1202

West Long Branch Recreation Committee
Franklin Lake
Locust Ave.
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
GPS: 40.296534, -74.019920
Jerry Natale- LTTLZKE@comcast.net
732-693-9462

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

Patriots Path Council, BSA
Parks Lake
165 Lakeside Dr.
Rockaway, NJ 07927
GPS: 40.9054304,-74.5197985
Al Thomas - al.thomas@ppcbsa.org
973-919-0389
To Register: https://tinyurl.com/myfishchallenge

Ocean County
Cub Scout Pack 36 Toms River
Lake Shenandoah
Route 88 (Ocean Ave.)
Lakewood, NJ 08701
GPS: 40.0872418,-74.199045
Richard Dentroux - rdentroux@gmail.com
732-277-9343

Manchester Twp. PAL
Pine Lake
Beacon St.
Lakehurst, NJ
GPS: 39.815899,  -74.988411
Dominic Fresco - dfresco@aol.com

Sussex County
Stokes State Forest
Lake Ashroe, Stokes State Forest
29 Struble Rd.
Branchville, NJ 07826
41.1846860, -74.8123562
Rebecca Fitzgerald
973-948-3820

YMCA of Newark - Camp Linwood-MacDonald
1 Flatbrook Road
Sandyston, NJ 07826
Cherie Hammond - chammond@newarkymca.org
973-948-7090

Union County
HOFNOD Team Linden
Linden Department of Recreation
Wilson Park Pond
Summit Terrace
Linden, NJ 07036
GPS: 40.6364793,-74.2680222
Nancy Braxton - nbraxton@linden-nj.org
908-474-8600
www.linden-nj.org

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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