Free Fishing Derby: April 12
Albuquerque’s 8th Annual Free Fishing Derby takes place on Saturday April 12, 2014, from 7:15 am to 4 pm.
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will stock 5000 rainbow trout for the fishing derby, and 200 fishing derby prizes are up for grabs for those catching a tagged rainbow trout between 7:15 am and 4 pm.
The Tingley Beach Fishing Derby is for all ages, although you need a New Mexico fishing license to take part if you’re aged 12 years or older. If you don’t have one, they’re no longer for sale at Tingley Beach but the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish gives a list of where to buy a NM fishing license. I understand that the nearest vender to Tingley Beach is at the Kmart on Central Avenue, west of the river.
During the fishing derby, the Tingley Beach Café and Convenience inside the Tingley Station will be open and selling food and drink.
Note that Tingley Beach will close the evening before, at 5 pm on Friday April 11, to prepare for the derby.
The Tingley Beach Free Fishing Derby gives a nod to the rod:
- When: Saturday April 12, 2014
- Time: 7:15 am to 4 pm
- Where: Tingley Beach
- Price: Free, but you must have a valid fishing license.
No registration is required for Saturday’s fishing derby, just turn up. Tingley Beach is part of the ABQ BioPark.