Annual West Orange Fishing Derby
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 • 3:16pm
The West Orange Recreation Department will be conducting their 18th Annual Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 2nd. (rain date – June 9th) The event is scheduled to begin at 9:00 AM at Crystal Lake. The lake is stocked with a variety of fish including largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegills and sunfish. Fishing supplies including bait will be available for purchase. A snack bar will be in operation. In addition to catch and release fishing, a casting contest will also be held. Each child in attendance will receive a souvenir and also have a chance to win a variety of door prizes. Assisting the Rec Dept. will be the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife and representatives from the Police Department’s “Hooked on Fishing Not Drugs” Program. As per state guidelines, all anglers over the age of fourteen (14) must have a valid fishing license. Parking for Crystal Lake can be accessed through Boland Drive off of Prospect Street. For more info call 973-325-4150. In case of inclement weather call the Weather Hotline at 973-243-1115.
Residents are encouraged to visit the Township’s website – www.westorange.org, and explore the wide variety of recreational options. While on the opening page, click “subscribe” on the left side if you would like to receive an electronic copy of the Rec Dept’s monthly newsletter.