The Seventh Annual Andy & Opie Kid’s Fishing Tournament will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 5, at Milton Memorial Park, 113 Union St., Milton. The event is presented by Techno Goober along with First State Fabrication, Dan’s Tackle Box, Crust & Craft, Jerry’s Paving, and Beach Tans & Hair Designs.
Online preregistration is encouraged and available at www.getkidshooked.com.
Free registration begins at 8 a.m., Saturday, and fishing is from 9 a.m. to noon. All winners will be announced by 1 p.m. All children must be accompanied by an adult and have a completed registration form in order to participate in the tournament.
Participants should bring their own fishing rods & tackle to the event; free bait will be provided. Food trucks will be available for snacks and lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and this year’s vendors are The Frozen Farmer Ice Cream Truck and the Grandpa Mac truck.
The event will include a gift card & 50/50 raffle; tickets are 5 for $5 or 12 for $10, cash only.
The age groups are 7 & under, 8-12 and 13-17, with boys’ & girls divisions. A fishing rod or tackle box will be provided at the end of the tournament to the first 300 registered children. First-, second- and third-place trophies will be given to the winners of each age group of both boys’ and girls’ divisions for the longest fish caught, between 9 a.m. and noon. Two trophies will also be presented for the overall tournament champion of the day and a Goober’s Choice Award. The overall winner will receive a custom Andy & Opie fishing rod, crafted by local PC Rods, a $500 value.
This year’s fishing tournament, presented by Techno Goober, Dan’s Tackle Box, Crust & Craft, Jerry’s Paving, Beach Tans & Hair Designs, and First State Fabrication LLC, was made possible with help from these Gooberific sponsors, State Farm: Jeanine O’Donnell Lewes office, Atlantic Millwork & Cabinetry, Arena Signs, Community Bank Delaware, Arena’s Deli & Bar, Lewes-Rehoboth Rotary Club, Plumbing by Raymond E Williams LLC, Logo Motive, NextHome Tomorrow Realty, Avery Hall Insurance, Clean Delaware Inc., Karen & Bill Stoedter, Councilman John Collier, Hole by Hole, Cape Gazette, Henlopen Overhead Door, Bryton Homes, Waterlogic, Harvard Business Services Inc., Atlantic Concrete Co. Inc., Irish Eyes Milton, Activ Pest Solutions, Milton Theatre, Baker Petroleum, Michael & Kathy Clark, Milton Chamber of Commerce, Child Inspired Therapy, Maders Landscaping LLC, Good Ole Boy Foundation, Stenger's Shamrock Farms Par 3, Delaware Mobile Surf-Fishermen Inc., Hudson Management, James M. Lovett, and P.C. Rods.