Over the weekend, more than 200 youngsters and their families lined the banks of the Wicomico River at the Salisbury City Park to participate in Wicomico County Recreation & Parks’ annual Youth Fishing Derby.
The free event was held Saturday. In preparation for the derby, the state Department of Natural Resources added hundreds of blue gills to the pond’s current inhabitants.
Seven winners were awarded medals and prizes at the event:
Most Fish Caught
Biggest Fish Caught
Most Unusual Catch
Most Outstanding Fisher
In addition to fishing, participants enjoyed music, snacks and giveaways.
“We are so happy to be back in person celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Fishing Derby this year,” said Program Director Jamie Nichols of Wicomico County Recreation & Parks. “It was an honor to be able to run the event and experience the joy it brings the community. We’d like to thank the DNR, Target, Walmart, the Hanna Family Foundation and Stanley Morris, the Sea Hawk Sports Center, sweetFrog and all the committed volunteers that help make this event a success.”