Fishing Derbies


Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold

Freshwater Fishing Derby

Saturday, June 20 from 2-5 p.m. at Manasquan Reservoir Visitor Center, Howell  

Sunday, June 21 from 2-5 p.m. at
Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold   
Take advantage of NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife’s annual No-License-Required fishing weekend on June 20 and 21 during the Park System’s third annual fishing derbies for beginners as well as experienced anglers. So, come out and get hooked on a new hobby! No idea how to fish? No problem! Our staff will provide FREE hands-on clinics from 12:30-1:30 p.m.  to show you how to cast, how to rig and answer any questions you may have. Prizes will be awarded for the longest fish in three different categories. Pre-registration is suggested; walk-ins are welcomed. A container of worms included with each registration.

Cost: $25 Per Family of 4 or $8 Per Person (cash or check only on day of)  
Fishing Pole Rental Cost: $5 Per Pole (available on site, cash or check only) 
Manasquan Reservoir Derby - Program #X0253X | Online Registration
Turkey Swamp Park Derby -  Program #X0353X  | Online Registration