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Gloucester County’s Annual Kids Fishing Contest will be held this Saturday

(Clayton, NJ) - The Annual free Kids Fishing Contest will take place on Saturday, September 19 at Scotland Run Park in Clayton.

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

The event will take place rain or shine at Scotland Run Park from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and is free to all competitors.

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.

Freeholder Jim Lavender, Liaison to the Department of Parks, said, “Fishing is often a way for families to connect. We are proud to continue this tradition safely during COVID-19 at Scotland Run Park and we encourage our young residents to come out and try out their fishing skills on September 19.”

All attendees are asked to wear facial coverings and practice social distancing while in the park.

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

Scotland Run Park is located at 980 East Academy St. in Clayton.

For more information please call Gloucester County Parks and Recreation at (856) 251-6710 or visit