Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilwoman Laura Maier invite residents to attend the Town’s first Snapper Derby to be featured at the famed Bluefish Tournament on Sunday, October 1st, at Theodore Roosevelt Park in Oyster Bay.
“This fun family event is open to youngsters ages 14 and under with fun prizes and awards for winners, as well as giveaways for all participants,” said Supervisor Saladino. “This fun event provides a great opportunity to introduce children to the wonderful recreational sport of fishing.”
The Snapper Derby takes place during between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., during the Town’s Bluefish Tournament, at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park by the fishing pier. There is a $10 registration entry for residents and $15 for non-residents. Participants are invited to bring their own equipment, including poles and bait, as supplies are limited. Children will be placed into two age groups, ages 7 and under and 8-14. Winners will be based on number of snappers caught – catch and release only – with awards and prizes being given out for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for each age group.
“We are thrilled to bring this fun event to Theodore Roosevelt Park and invite all youngsters to sign up to participate,” said Councilwoman Maier. “There will be free refreshments, shirts and raffles for all participants, as well as awards and prizes for top winners.”
For more information on registration, residents can contact the Town’s Recreation Office at (516) 797-7945. Registration is now open on the Town’s website, at www.oysterbaytown.com/portal.