Fishing Derbies

Bayshore Fishing Derby  
Saturday, May 6 from 4-7 p.m.
Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth

fishing at Bayshore Waterfront Park

Get hooked on fishing while competing in our third annual saltwater fishing derby. This derby is fun for the whole family and open to beginners as well as experienced anglers. No experience in saltwater fishing? Let us teach you how to rig and cast your fishing pole. Then join our Park System Naturalists as they conduct free seining demonstrations and help them identify what they catch. Finally, try landing the longest fish. Participants must supply their own fishing poles, tackle and bait for the fishing tournament. Prizes are awarded for the longest fish caught in three different age categories, see derby rules for more information. Only fishing from the beach is allowed.
The cost is $8 per person; $4 per additional person. Online registration is available. Pre-registration is suggested; however, walk-ins are welcome. Cash or check only on site.

Freshwater Fishing Derby
Saturday & Sunday, June 17 & 18

fishing at Turkey Swamp Park

The Park System is hosting its third annual fishing derbies at Turkey Swamp Park and Manasquan Reservoir 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 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. See derby rules for more details (provided upon registration). A container of worms included with each registration.  Open to all ages.  Walk-ins are welcome! Cash or check only on site.

The cost is $25 per family of 4; $8 per person.

Fishing pole rentals available on a first come, first served basis. The cost is $5 per pole.