Photo Opportunity WSSC Family Fishing Derby

Veterans and first-timers in contest to land biggest fish

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Laurel – May 17, 2012: Watch them reel in the prize-winning fish at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s annual Family Fishing Derby, Saturday, May 19 at the Triadelphia Lake Recreation Area. This catch-and-release event promises prizes – and plenty of fish tales – for first-timers and fishing veterans alike. A Maryland fishing license is required for anyone 16 and older, but participants in the fishing contest are not required to get a WSSC watershed permit unless they continue to fish beyond 1 p.m. The watershed permit may be purchased at 2 Brighton Dam, Brookeville, or online at


WHO: Anglers of all ages
WHAT: WSSC Family Fishing Derby - Includes prizes for heaviest fish and most fish caught by adults and children
WHEN: Saturday, May 19, 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.

2600 Traidelphia Lake Road Brookeville

In the past, fishermen have caught largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white perch, sun fish, blue gill and crappie. The recreation area will be available all day for picnicking and playground fun.

Register for the fishing derby at the Brighton Dam Visitor’s Center, by phone at 301-206-8240 or by e-mail to: More information is available on the WSSC website,


For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.


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