Low-digit surf tag auctions are back! A limited number of these black and white plates, including tag #1 and each with its own certificate of authenticity, will be offered at auction this year. DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation will hold a live auction for low digit surf fishing tags at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bid on surf fishing tag #1,” said Delaware State Parks Director Ray Bivens.
The exclusive live auction will take place at the second annual Boo-B-Q by the Sea ~BBQ Competition and Family Festival on Oct. 22 at Delaware Seashore State Park.
The live auction will also include a select number of other low digit surf tag plates and these popular numbers: #5, #11, #200, #400 and #500. Also for the first time, collectors will be able to bid on four digit tags to match their four digit license plates.
“Delawareans love low-digit license plates and surf fishing tags,” said Delaware State Parks Director Ray Bivens. “With the overwhelmingly positive response from our first two auctions, we are thrilled to offer the coveted Tag #1 this year. We anticipate a lot of excitement over this tag.”
The black and white tags have a unique, vintage look with raised letters. Bidding will open at $250. The winning bidder for each tag will receive a certificate of authenticity. Once purchased, owners will retain the tag as long as they have a valid surf fishing permit.
Since the first Low Digit Surf Tag Auction held in the fall of 2015, 92 tags have been sold. Revenue from these sales totaled $317,097, with an average of $3,447 per tag. All revenue raised from the program directly benefits Delaware State Parks and surf fishing beach access.