NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Mark your calendars!  The annual Fishing Derby returns to Oakwood Park Saturday, April 28, rain or shine, from 8 to 11 a.m.  Co-sponsored by New Providence P.B.A. Local #132 and New Providence Recreation, this family favorite event is one of the borough’s “signs of spring.”

Bring your rod, reel and bait to fish for trout of varying sizes stocked in the Oakwood Park pond.  Prizes generously donated by the PBA, will be awarded to the lucky fishermen who catch one of the six monstrous lunkers!  FIRST PRIZE is an Amazon Fire HD tablet and 5 gift cards will be available as runner-up prizes.

During contest hours, fishing is restricted to children 15 years and under.  Adults with or without a license are welcome to accompany and assist their children but are not permitted to cast their own line until after the conclusion of the contest.  All participants are asked to please bring their own rod and bait

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Fees are $5.00/person; on-line registration is available at or in person at the Recreation Department.  Fishermen between 16 and 69 years old are required to have a NJ fishing license with a trout stamp if they would like to fish at the conclusion of the contest.  Fishing license information can be found at the State’s Division of Fish and Wildlife website:  

For additional information, please contact New Providence Recreation at 908-464-4430.