Free Annual Youth Fishing Derby Set For Saturday, June 7

May 20, 2014

Cast your rod at Salisbury City Park on Saturday, June 7 during Wicomico Recreation’s Annual Youth Fishing Derby. This free event is open to children 15 and under. Registration will begin Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. (advanced registration is not necessary), and fishing starts promptly at 9 a.m. Each child must bring their own rod and bait. Prizes and trophies will be awarded for the biggest fish, most fish caught, most unusual catch and more.

In preparation for the Derby, the Department of Natural Resources will help stock the pond at Salisbury City Park. Approximately 500 blue gills will join the pond's current inhabitants including catfish, large-mouth bass, perch and carp.

Lunch will be provided for all youth participants at 11 a.m. For more information, visit or contact Program Director Katie Addis at 410-548-4900 x109 or email