The Glen Cove Mayor’s Annual Snapper Derby is a great way to “reel in” the summer season on Saturday, Aug. 27.
This annual fishing event sponsored by the Glen Cove Anglers Club is for children ages 6 to 16 and is held at Glen Cove’s Pryibil Beach Fishing Pier, rain or shine.
“This is one of my favorite city events,” said Mayor Reggie Spinello. “There is nothing better than seeing a youngster bait their first hook or get the best catch of the day.”
Registration will be held the day of the event from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. Participating children will compete for prizes in one of two divisions: junior division for kids ages 6 to 10 years old and senior division for 11- to 16-year-olds.
Participants are required to bring their own rod and while supplies last, participants will receive a Glen Cove Mayor’s Snapper Derby Tee Shirt, a hot dog and soda and a raffle ticket for other prizes.
Trophies will be awarded to the top catches of the day in each division as well as to the Best Angler of the day. All prizes will be awarded at the end of the day and winners must be present to accept their prize.
The Glen Cove Mayor’s Snapper Derby is held in cooperation with the Glen Cove Department of Parks & Recreation with support from the Glen Cove Anglers Club and the Matinecock Rod & Gun Club.
Snapper Derby sponsors include: Duffy’s Bait & Tackle, Matinecock Rod & Gun Club, Jake, Trent and Tyler Midura, Friends of Reggie Spinello, Elite Coach Works, Glen Cove Beer & Soda, Rosmini Graphic Supply, Glen Cove PBA, Harbor Marine Service, New Horizon Home Improvements, Valley Sports & Trophy, Vestacast, Glen Cove Anglers Club, Nick DiLeo Insurance, August Thomsen Corp., Glen Cove Republican Committee, Fallon Painting Inc., Glen Cove Iron Works and Mass Dedication LLC.
For more information, contact Glen Cove Parks & Recreation Department at 516-676-3766.