Anglers Primed for WSSC Family Fishing Derby

Veterans and first-timers encouraged to enter contest for biggest fish

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – May 14, 2013: Anglers of all ages are getting ready for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s (WSSC) annual Family Fishing Derby, Saturday, May 18 at the Triadelphia Recreation Area, 2800 Triadelphia Lake Road, Brookeville. This catch-and-release event includes trophies, prizes and bragging rights.

The derby begins at 9 a.m. and the final weigh-in is at noon. Young fishermen will get the opportunity to participate in the casting contest at noon. Trophies will be awarded for heaviest fish and most fish caught by a fisherman who is 16 years old or younger and a plaque for both categories will be given to fishermen who are older than 16.

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 Road, Brookeville, or online.

Last month, a fisherman pulled in a 24-pound, 42-inch striped bass, while another fishermen landed a 2-pound, 11 ½-ounce crappie. 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 by phone at 301-206-8240 or by e-mail to: saugust@wsscwater.com. 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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