The 19th Annual Junior Angler “Catch and Release” Fishing Tournament sponsored by the Friends of Caleb Smith Preserve will take place Saturday, June 10 at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, West Jericho Turnpike [Route 25] in Smithtown.
There will be two groups fishing at the Preserve: ages 5-8 from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and ages 9 -12 from 1 to 3 p.m. Trophies will be awarded in three categories at each session.
Supporting sponsors for the event are The Fisherman and The Campsite Sport Shop. An $8 NYS Parks parking fee will be in effect. Those interested in participating in the tournament must register by Saturday, June 4th. Anglers under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. The fee is $10 per entry for anglers of Friends members; $15 for anglers of non-members. The entry fee includes bait, hooks and bobbers, junior angler tee shirts and refreshments. There will also be goody bags for all participants. A limited number of fishing rods are available if required.
For more information call the Preserve office at (631) 265-1054 Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit www.friendsofcalebsmith.org for information about Friends activities and events.