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A Message from the Director

Delaware Division of Fish and Willdife Director, David E. Saveikis

Catching fish is one measure of a successful fishing trip, but there is much more to fishing to include the lure of planning and participating in fishing adventures. Our fishing photo contest theme Adventures in Fishing is captured on the cover of this guide by the angler challenging the elements in pursuit of a catch. I encourage you to check out the adventures of other photo contest winners as inspiration to make your own fishing adventures.

Fishing adventures also involve expanding your skills, learning new methods, fishing new and different types of waters and challenging yourself to enter your outstanding catches in our Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament. Embark on the adventure of catching and entering a variety of eligible fish in the tournament, aspiring to achieve the coveted Elite Angler award.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife and its dedicated and passionate staff are committed to providing you with fishing adventure opportunities by providing numerous public fishing and boating access areas and scientifically managing fish populations to help ensure diverse and quality fishing, as We Bring You Delaware’s Great Outdoors through Science and Service.

As an avid Delaware angler for many years, I hope to see you on the water. “Tight lines” this fishing season…

David E. Saveikis