1st Annual Blairstown Fishing Derby

We are raising money to put on our 1st Annual Blairstown Fishing Derby. The event will be rain or shine May 18th, 2019. The money will be used to purchase fish to be stocked in our local river that has tons of shore line access for easy fishing for kids as well as for prizes, food , and refreshments. The purpose of this derby is to bring the community together to partake in a great American past time. We need to get our youth involved in the outdoors and make them aware that it will up to them to take over one day and leave it better than they found it. We want to have a festive day filled with laughter, photos, and just being outdoors. To teach a kid to cast a fishing rod or to teach a single parent how to tie a fishing knot, put on a bobber, how to use imitation bait, or even how to net and release a fish, all of these things and more are what we plan to do. Your donation will be greatly apricated and put to good use. We plan on taking any fish that are not able to be released to be processed and donated to our local food pantry. It is up to all of us to educate and inform our youth as well as expand the mind of our elders. This Derby will be more than a day of fishing it will become the start of an annual tradition in our town and be the springboard for our community to reach out to each other and share an ice tea and laugh at ourselves.


Valentino Mota
Blairstown, NJ

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