***PHOTO OPPORTUNITY*** Register now for the WSSC Family Fishing Derby

Saturday, May 17th Event Features Prizes for Children and Adults

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – May 12, 2014: Dreaming of catching the big one? Now’s the time for anglers ages 16 and under to register for the annual WSSC Family Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 17th. This catch-and-release event promises prizes - plus fish tales and photo opportunities - at the Triadelphia Recreation Area on the banks of the Patuxent River 

WHO:
Anglers of all ages

WHAT:
WSSC Family Fishing Derby

WHEN:
Saturday, May 17, 8:00 a.m. to Noon

WHERE:
2600 Triadelphia Lake Road, Brookeville

Prizes will be awarded to fishermen 16 years old and younger for heaviest fish and most fish caught (by weight). A casting game will keep everyone happy!

Note: A Maryland fishing license is required for anyone age 16 and older, however participants in the fishing contest are not required to get a WSSC watershed permit unless they continue to fish beyond 1:00 p.m. The recreation area will be open all day for picnicking and playground fun.

The large pier is accessible to people with disabilities, and is great for teaching young children. In past derbies, fishermen have caught largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white perch, sunfish, bluegill and crappie.

You may register for the Family Fishing Derby online, at the Brighton Dam Visitor’s Center, or by phone at 301-206-8240. Advance registration is not required, but encouraged for planning purposes.

See a photo gallery from past events.

A Watershed Permit may be purchased at 2 Brighton Dam, Brookeville or online.

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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