WSSC Family Fishing Derby

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – May 17, 2013: Anglers of all ages are getting ready for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s 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.

WHO:
Anglers of all ages

WHAT:
WSSC Family Fishing Derby – includes prizes for heaviest fish and most fish caught by adults and children.

WHEN:
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Triadelphia Recreation Area, 2600 Triadelphia Lake Road in Brookeville.

VISUALS:
People catching fish, perhaps really big fish. Last month, a fisherman pulled in a 24 lb., 42” striped bass at Triadelphia Recreation Area.

In the past, fishermen have caught largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white perch, sunfish, bluegill and crappie. The recreation area will be open all day for picnicking and playground fun.

The derby begins at 9 a.m. and the final weigh-in is at noon. There will also be a casting contest for young fishermen at noon. Trophies will be awarded for heaviest fish and most fish caught by a fisherman who is 16 years 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 at https://secure.wsscwater.com/home/jsp/login/login.faces .

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, www.wsscwater.com.

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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