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A Message from the Director

The cover of this year’s Fishing Guide captures the joy of fishing promoted by our fishing photo contest theme of Hooked on Fishing, with the happy youth angler representing the future of fishing. Getting youth hooked on fishing will provide them a rewarding lifetime passion and is an investment in fishing by recruiting anglers and conservationists that will champion and invest in fishing and clean water needed to support a variety of quality fisheries. So pay it forward by taking a kid fishing; you will be glad you did.

The Division of Fish & Wildlife offers numerous opportunities to engage and recruit youth in fishing. Check out our popular Youth Fishing Tournament event and Take a Kid Fishing! program on Sport Fishing Tournament Updates of this guide and our year-round Sport Fishing Tournament’s special youth division on Sport Fishing Tournament. Note that program availability and schedules are subject to change, so stay connected with us through social media and our web page noted on the cover of this guide.

The Division and its dedicated and passionate staff are committed to providing quality fishing opportunities and experiences, now and for the future, 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