Snakehead Derby AT PENNYFIELD LOCK!
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Maryland's Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Senator Lee's office, and the C&O Canal are hosting a fishing derby to prevent the spread of invasive Northern Snakehead fish throughout the canal and upper Potomac River system.
The derby, rescheduled from May 21, will be held on from . Participants will register at Pennyfield Lock and will be able to fish between Pennyfield and Violette's Locks. We will be offering fish print t-shirts for youth, door prizes and give-a-ways, and prizes for largest fish and other categories. State and Federal biologists will also be holding a fish sampling and identification demonstration at Pennyfield. Additional information can be found here: http://dnr2.maryland.gov/