|Wanted! Cape May County youth for a fun day of fishing in the great outdoors. The Cape May County 4-H Tightlines Fishing Club is hosting the New Jersey Youth Fishing Challenge in Cape May County on Sunday, June 5, 2022. The fishing event will take place from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Cox Hall Creek Wildlife Management Area, 2978 Bybrook Drive, Villas, NJ. The event is FREE and open to all youth under the age of 20.|
The NJ Youth Fishing Challenge, sponsored by NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs program, will be happening throughout New Jersey to promote fishing among youth and their families.
“Our Tightlines Fishing 4-H Club is proud to host this event and share their love for fishing with the community,” said Linda Horner, Cape May County 4-H Program Coordinator. “Fishing is easy to learn, it can be enjoyed individually or with friends, and is a great way to keep kids active and busy, so, it is a perfect fit with the Hooked-on Fishing-Not on Drugs program,” added Horner.
The 8-acre fishing pond at Cox Hall Creek is stocked with bass, trout, catfish, and perch. There will be plenty of fish for everyone, just bring your fishing equipment and bait, and you are sure to have fun. Prizes will be awarded to registered youth at the end of the event.
You need not be a 4-H member to participate; however, a freshwater fishing license is required for participants over the age of 16 and registration is required. To register and to obtain a license, go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DAEAF2CA4F9C34-hofnod
The goal of New Jersey’s Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs program is to encourage school-aged children to avoid tobacco, drugs, and alcohol usage by providing alternative activities that involve learning to fish, appreciating aquatic and environmental resources, and developing positive life skills. The program provides students with access to extracurricular outlets that utilize New Jersey’s incredible outdoor recreational assets.
For more information about the NJ Youth Fishing Challenge, email email@example.com, visit capemay.njaes.rutgers.edu, or call the Cape May County 4-H Youth Development Program at 609-465-5115, ext. 3606.
The 4‑H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station – Cooperative Extension. 4‑H offers educational programs to all youth, grades K–13, on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Program (HOFNOD)
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