The Division of Fish and Wildlife’s 2017 Delaware Fishing Guide and fishing rulers recently arrived, with distribution to fishing license agents throughout the state.
Anglers also can pick up a copy of the guide and a ruler when buying their 2017 fishing license and trout stamp at the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife’s main office in the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover. The guide is also available at eregulations.com/delaware/fishing.
Inside the guide, anglers will find information on Delaware’s fishing license requirements and how to obtain a Delaware Fisherman Information Network number, as well as sections on tidal and freshwater sportfishing, fishing regulations and general angling information.
The fishing ruler, colored red for 2017, can serve as a tool to measure fish and shellfish catches and provide a quick reference on minimum size, possession limits and seasons.
Although the printed version of the fishing guide and the fishing rulers provide a summary of minimum sizes, possession limits and seasons, the public is reminded that these regulations are subject to change after the guide has been published and the rulers produced. This year, changes are expected for summer flounder, tilefish, tautog and black sea bass.
This year’s guide features winning photos from the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife’s 2016 Fishing Photo Contest. The cover features the first-place photo, “Daddy & Daughter’s 1st Drum,” taken by Shenna Bogetti of Dover of her husband Brian Bogetti and their daughter Mackenzie fishing in the Delaware Bay. Second place and honorable mention photos appear inside the guide.
For information, call 735-8650, 735-2960 or 739-9914.