bayshore fishing derbyPORT MONMOUTH, NJ — Get hooked on fishing when the Monmouth County Park System hosts its annual Bayshore Fishing Derby at Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth Road, Port Monmouth.  Held from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, this derby is open to beginners as well as experienced anglers.  Park System Naturalists will be on hand to teach those just getting started how to rig and cast their poles.  The event will also feature seining demonstrations.   The cost to enter the derby is $8 per person; $4 per additional person.  Pre-registration is accepted online at www.monmouthcountyparks.com or by calling 732-842-4000, ext. 1.  Event day registration is cash or check only.  Participants must supply their own fishing poles, tackle and bait.  Those competing must fish from the beach.  Prizes will be awarded for the longest fish in three different age categories. 

For more information about the Bayshore Fishing Derby or the Monmouth County Park System, please visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call 732-842-4000. For persons with hearing impairment, the TTY/TDD number is 711. The Monmouth County Park System, created in 1960 by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, is Monmouth County’s Open Space, Parks and Recreation agency.