Kids’ Annual Fishing Contest Planned For Scotland Run Park

CLAYTON, N.J. — The 35th Annual Kids Fishing Contest will take place on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Scotland Run Park in Clayton. 

The free event helps kids discover nature while having fun, according to Freeholder Jim Lavender, Liaison to the Department of Parks.

“Fishing is a great way for kids to experience the wonders of nature,” Lavender said in a statement.  “We are proud to continue this tradition at Scotland Run Park and we encourage our young residents to come out and try out their fishing skills.” 

The event will take place rain or shine at Scotland Run Park from 8:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.  All kids 18 and under are eligible to enter, and kids 16 and older must be licensed in order to compete. Competitors are allowed one rod and one reel per person and must bring their own bait.  

Final weigh-in will take place at 11:30 A.M.. All un-injured fish will be returned to the lake. 

“This catch and release contest is a fun way for kids to show off their fishing skills in a competitive, but friendly environment,” Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said. 

Scotland Run Park is located at 980 East Academy St. in Clayton. For more information please call (856) 251-6710.