Youth Fishing Derby at Newtown Park Pier rescheduled for June 5

The annual youth fishing derby at the new pier at Newtown Park in Pocomoke has been rescheduled for June 5.

This free Worcester County Recreation and Parks event is open to youth ages 15 and under. Festivities will begin with a ribbon cutting for the new ADA compliant pier at 9:15 a.m., with the fishing derby to take place from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. An awards luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m. There is no cost to participate in the tournament or the luncheon.

Participants should bring their own fishing rods and bait. A parent or guardian should be present to assist their children with a fun day of fishing.

The pier is open to those of all ages daily and is an ideal fishing spot. Permitted activities at the pond include kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding. However, swimming and ice skating are strictly prohibited.

For more information, contact Allen Swiger at (410) 632-2144, ext. 2520.