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If you’re unaware of the great yearly fishing event held at Spring Lake:
The Shark River Surf Anglers are proud to announce the 2017 edition of the annual Trout Contest for Kids at Spring Lake! This year’s contest is scheduled for Saturday April 8th from 8 AM to 1:30 PM and it is offered FREE of charge to all children ages 15 and under. Great prizes will be a huge part of the day, as we award a sensational Grand Prize to an overall winner, and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes to individual winners in each of four different age categories. We are especially pleased that each and every contestant will go home a winner, as we present ALL participants with a “thank you” prize package that contains about $40 worth of goods and gear!
For those new to our tradition, in the weeks prior to the contest, we work with a NJ hatchery to facilitate the stocking of over 600 hundred trout – including some monstrous trophies exceeding 10 pounds – into Spring Lake. This ensures our contestants have a good population of formidable “opponents” awaiting them in the lake. On the day of the event, we set up several large tents on the north side of the lake to serve as contest “headquarters”. Our club members are gathered there to answer any questions, provide fishing guidance and instruction, and supply bait and tackle to anyone that needs it. And that’s not all. A great day of outdoor family fun isn’t complete without food, right? Thanks to gracious donations by our sponsors, we are able to offer free hot chocolate, donuts, bagels, hot dogs, chips, juice, ice cream and soda to participants throughout the day.
Want the latest information, or need to reach us? On Facebook, you can find us at SRSA Kids Trout Contest, or follow us on Twitter at SRSA Kids Contest (@srsakidscontest). We will be tweeting information up to and during the event. Better yet, join us at the lake at 9:30 AM on Saturday morning April 1st, 2017, when we stock the fish.
Please watch this video and read news article about last year’s event.
I won’t be hard to find on April 8th: