NEWARK, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that Tamir Johnson from East Orange caught the first fish in the boys' category during the Essex County Fishing Derby in Essex County Weequahic Park on Saturday, May 20th. 

He caught his first fish at 9:16 a.m. Presenting the award is Program Coordinator Jackie Matthews. 

Upcoming fishing derbies will be held Saturday, June 10th in Essex County Monte Irvin Orange Park and Saturday, June 17th in Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex by the Orange Reservoir. For information, call the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs at 973-735-6229.