The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife will be hosting the 10th Annual Teen Angler Youth Day on Saturday, July 20, at the Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center. The event is scheduled from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM and will be held rain or shine. National Teen Anglers is a non-profit organization that starts fishing clubs in middle and high schools throughout the country.
This program is open to anglers aged 8 – 20/college and there is no fee. Participants should wear sunglasses or another form of eye protection (required) and bring their own fishing tackle (barbless hooks only.) Worms for the trout and lunch for you will be provided. Each participant may keep one trout 18 inches or greater, so those hoping to bring home a trout need to have a cooler & ice.
Prizes will also be awarded to all participants thanks to the generosity of the Teen Angler Program sponsors.
Registration is required. Interested anglers can sign up now at the Teen Angler Web site at: http://www.teenanglers.org/ .
The Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center is located on Rt. 46 approximately 8 miles west of Hackettstown in scenic Warren County – see http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/peqdirct.htm for directions.
Logo courtesy New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife