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DNREC: Surf fishing reservation system now permanent

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Delaware has declared its drive-on surf fishing reservation system permanent after last year’s pilot try. It allowed the state to sell unlimited surf fishing permits, but required those who had them to reserve a spot on holidays and peak weekends, which are generally every weekend in the summer. The system seemed to solve an ongoing dilemma that pitted the number …

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No cap on next year’s surf fishing tags

Charles MegginsonCulture, Headlines

There will be no cap on the number of surf fishing tags sold next summer, but drive-on beachgoers will have to pay a fee on weekends. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced the change Wednesday. The agency said the change will be piloted for the 2023 surf fishing permit program after record interest in the program …

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Surf fishing tags sell out hours after going on sale

Charles MegginsonCulture, Government, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Tuesday that Delaware standard surf fishing permits sold out just hours after going on sale. The announcement came after sales reached the cap of 17,000 standard tags issued for the 2022 calendar year. While no more standard surf fishing permits that allow fishing anytime will be sold until the 2023 season, …

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Delaware State Parks annual pass, surf fishing permit sales delayed

Charles MegginsonCulture, Government, Headlines

Delaware drive-on beach surf fishing tags will not go on sale until at least early 2022, DNREC says. The sale of 2022 Delaware State Parks annual passes and surf fishing permits will be delayed as a result of ongoing nationwide supply chain disruptions. DNREC officials anticipate delivery of the tags in early 2022 and will begin sales online, in state …

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Low-digit surf fishing tag auction starts Nov. 22

Charles MegginsonCulture, Government, Headlines

Photo courtesy of DNREC. Low-digit surf fishing tags will be available for sale to the highest bidders beginning Monday, Nov. 22, at 9 a.m. Between Nov. 22 and Dec. 9, bidders will have the option to bid on 15 tags including tags 26, 54, 132, 211, 301, 454 and on nine “choice” categories, ranging from tags 51 to 9999. The highest …