Pilot Program Delaware Surf Fishing Off-Peak Tags
Delaware State Parks has a new off-peak weekday surf tag.
I like this idea and have said for years parks needs either a three day or week long surf tag. This weekday pass is cheaper and allows anglers to surf fish the weekdays when you can actually catch fish. Now we just need to limit he vehicles out here so the beaches don’t keep getting torn up. Herring point to Gordons pond was horrible in February.
Delaware State Parks website …
” New Pilot Program: Off-Peak Permit Sales”
In addition to the limited voucher-issued surf-fishing permits, DNREC will launch an off-peak surf-fishing permit pilot program starting the end of May. This program will allow the Division to determine whether allowing an off-peak permit would be beneficial to surf fisherman and the public while still maintaining the overall resource management goals that led to the cap being put in place.
These permits allow anglers to drive-on surf fish Monday through Friday only from June 1 through September 3. All holiday access is excluded. From Tuesday, September 7 through December 31, the off-peak permit may be used seven days a week.
The off-peak permit fee for Delaware residents is $70; the fee for out-of-state residents is $140.
Delaware residents 62 and older will receive a discounted rate of $60.
Off-peak permits will be available for sale in late May and may be purchased online and in state park offices.
At this time, there is not an established cap on the off-peak pilot program.
If you already purchased a regular surf permit this year, you will not be allowed to trade it in for the discounted off-peak pass.