Freshwater Fishing Derby

Freshwater Fishing Derby
Saturday & Sunday, June 17 & 18 

fishing at Turkey Swamp Park

The Park System is hosting its annual freshwater fishing derbies for beginners as well as experienced anglers.

No idea how to fish? No problem!  Our staff will provide FREE hands-on clinics from 12:30-1:30 p.m. each day 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.  Derby rules provided upon registration.  A container of worms included with each registration. 

The cost is $25 per family of 4; $8 per person. Pre-registration is suggested and starts February 8; however, walk-ins are welcome. Cash or check on site.

  • Manasquan Reservoir, Howell      
    Saturday, June 17 from 2-5 p.m. 
    Free fishing clinic from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold        
    Sunday, June 18 from 2-5 p.m. 
    Free fishing clinic from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

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