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9th Annual Fishing Contest
Release Date: April 10, 2015
The Mendham Borough and Mendham Township Police Departments are hosting the 9th Annual Joint Fishing Contest for kids. This event is open to any child under 16 years old.
The Fishing Contest will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at the Mountain Valley Park on Mountain Avenue in Mendham Borough (rain or shine).
The pond will be stocked with 385 trout (250 rainbow trout 13 to 14 inches, 50 rainbow trout 15 to 16 inches, 25 trout 18 to 19 inches, 50 golden trout 13 to 14, and 10 monster trout 20 to 26 inches).
There will be free t-shirts, hot dogs, potato chips, soda, water, coffee, and donuts. We will, once again, have an ice cream truck.
There will be prizes and trophies for 1st to 5th place.
Contestants are only asked to bring a fishing pole and bait.
Please come and join us for the fun and fishing!
1. Fishing contest is open to any child under 16 years old! State law requires anyone between the ages of 16-69 must have a fishing license. For exemptions, see state fishing regulations.
2. Contestants must sign in before fishing (There is no fee!)
3. No lures or three prong hooks. If caught using a lure or three prong hook you will be asked to leave (This is done to prevent injuries).
4. Each fishing person may keep up to 6 trout (This is a State law).
5. Every trout kept must be at least 9 inches long (This is a State law).
6. Winners will be determined by the Mendham Police. We will base our decision on the following factors: Length of fish, weight of fish, type of fish, and age of the contestant. Our decision is final!