Adult anglers can try their luck at fishing events July 26 and Aug. 1at DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Aquatic Resources Education Center


SMYRNA (July 22, 2019) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Aquatic Resources Education Center invites anglers age 18 and older to try their luck at two upcoming adult fishing outings hosted by the center. The events will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, July 26 and Thursday, Aug. 1 at the Aquatic Resources Education Center at 2520 Lighthouse Road, Smyrna, DE 19977. The center offers two catch-and-release fishing ponds, one of them with shoreline fishing and the second with a handicap-accessible floating dock.

Aquatic Resources Education Center staff will be on hand to help adult anglers and also will answer questions about one of Delaware’s prime outdoor recreational opportunities. While participation is free, all adult anglers must have either a current Delaware fishing license or, if they are license-exempt, a Delaware Fisherman Information Network (FIN) number.

Delaware fishing licenses are sold online, at the licensing desk in DNREC’s Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901, and by fishing license agents statewide.

To find a participating agent, or to purchase a license online, visit Delaware Licenses. For additional information on Delaware fishing licenses, call 302-739-9918. License-exempt anglers, including Delaware residents 65 and older, may visit www.delaware-fin.com or call 800-432-9228 toll-free to obtain their free FIN number.

Interested participants can register for the Aquatic Resources Education Center’s adult fishing outings by emailingMary Rivera of the Division of Fish & Wildlife.

For more information on fishing in Delaware, visit 2019 Delaware Fishing Guide. The guide also is available in printed form at DNREC’s Dover licensing desk, and from license agents throughout the state.

The New Aquatic Resources Education Center Map of directions to the new DNREC Aquatic Resources Education Center
2520 Lighthouse Road
Smyrna DE 19977
Telephone: 302-735-8689

The ARE Center and Mallard Lodge are located along scenic Route 9, about 5 miles north of the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge and 2 miles north of the 4-way stop sign intersection of Routes 9 and 6.

Directions:

From North via DE Route 1/Route 13 South

· Take North Smyrna Exit 119A from Route 1 and merge onto Route 13 South.

· Turn left onto DE Route 6/East Commerce Street (Wendy’s Restaurant on the corner).

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· Continue on DE Route 6 East/East Commerce Street, approximately 2 miles.

· Turn left onto Road 82/Lighthouse Road.

· Continue on Lighthouse Road, bearing right at the fork, approximately 3 miles. The new Aquatic Resources Education Center will be at the end of the gravel drive on right.

· To reach the large parking lot, drive past the AREC entrance and turn right on Route 9; parking lot will be approximately one-third of a mile down Route 9 on the right.

From South via DE Route 1/Route 13 NorthThe new DNREC Aquatic Resources Education Center

· Take South Smyrna Exit 114 from Route 1 and merge onto Route 13 North.

· Turn right onto DE Route 6/East Commerce Street (Wendy’s Restaurant on the corner).

· Continue on DE Route 6 East/East Commerce Street, approximately 2 miles.

· Turn left onto Road 82/Lighthouse Road.

· Continue on Lighthouse Road, bearing right at the fork, approximately 3 miles. The new Aquatic Resources Education Center will be on gravel drive on right.

· To reach the large parking lot, drive past the AREC entrance and turn right on Route 9; parking lot will be approximately one-third of a mile down Route 9 on the right

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