Free Fishing Derby: April 12

April 9, 2014 by  
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Fishing Derby at Tingley BeachDad, mom, the kids, couples, singles, anyone who’s handy with a rod is welcome to join a fun day of fishing in the free fishing derby at Tingley Beach.

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.

–Tania


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Free Fishing Derby: March 16

March 14, 2013 by  
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Fishing Derby at Tingley BeachDad, mom, the kids, couples, singles, anyone who’s handy with a rod is welcome to join a fun day of fishing in the free fishing derby at Tingley Beach.

Albuquerque’s 7th Annual Free Fishing Derby takes place on Saturday March 16, 2013, from 7:15 am to 4 pm. They reckon this will be the biggest fishing derby ever!

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will stock 5000 rainbow trout for the fishing derby, and the 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.

The day’s fun includes:

  • Over 200 fishing derby prizes are up for grabs for those catching a tagged rainbow trout between 7:15 am and 4 pm.
  • The first 50 children aged 8 and younger will receive a free Pirates of the Caribbean sleeping bag when they catch any trout and take it to the prize table.

The Tingley Beach Free Fishing Derby gives a nod to the rod:

  • When: Saturday March 16, 2013
  • 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.

–Tania

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Free Fishing Derby: April 14

April 10, 2012 by  
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Fishing Derby at Tingley BeachDad, mom, the kids, couples, singles, anyone who’s handy with a rod is welcome to join a fun day of fishing in the free fishing derby at Tingley Beach.

Albuquerque’s 6th Annual Free Fishing Derby takes place on Saturday April 14, 2012, from 6:30 am to 4 pm.  The NM Department of Game and Fish will stock 5000 rainbow trout for the fishing derby, and the 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 apparently no longer selling them 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.
The day’s fun includes:

  • Quality Baits is giving away wax worms to the first 200 people reporting to the prize table (you don’t need to have caught any fish. I suppose the worms will help you do that!)
  • 40 children aged 8 and younger will receive a free Pirates of the Caribbean sleeping bag when they catch any trout and take it to the prize table.
  • Over 100 fishing derby prizes are up for grabs for those catching a tagged rainbow trout between 7 am and 4 pm. 

Tingley Beach Free Fishing Derby

  • When: Saturday April 14, 2012
  • Time: 6:30 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Tingley Beach
  • Price: Free, but you must have a valid fishing license.

Tingley Beach is part of the ABQ BioPark – Contact (505) 768-2000 for any further information.

–Tania

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Free Fishing Derby: March 12

March 10, 2011 by  
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Dad, mom, the kids, couples, singles, anyone who’s handy with a rod is welcome to join a fun day of fishing in the free fishing derby at Tingley Beach.

Albuquerque’s 5th Annual Free Fishing Derby takes place on Saturday March 12, 2011, from 7 am to 4 pm. If you missed our earlier post on this event, the fishing derby is for all ages, although you need a New Mexico fishing license to take part. The Tingley Beach Outfitters can kit you out with licenses and other fishing gear if you don’t have everything you need already. Check out the Tingley Beach Fishing Licenses and Rules here. 

No point asking me anything about fishing. I love watching people fish at Tingley Beach when I go for a walk there, they always seem so calm and zen-like, but I don’t know the first thing about it myself and I’m not even quite sure what a fishing derby is – it just sounds great fun. Especially as they’ll have food and drinks for sale… well, it’s comfort in case you don’t catch as much as you’d hoped :-)  

5th Annual Free Fishing Derby

  • When: Saturday March 12, 2011
  • Time: 7 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Tingley Beach
  • Price: Free, but you must have a valid fishing license.

Tingley Beach is part of the ABQ BioPark – Contact (505) 248-8514 for any further information.

–Tania

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Free Fishing Derby

March 3, 2011 by  
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Dad, mom, the kids, couples, singles, anyone who’s handy with a rod is welcome to join a fun day of fishing in the free fishing derby at Tingley Beach.

Albuquerque’s 5th Annual Free Fishing Derby takes place on Saturday March 12, 2011, from 7 am to 4 pm. Note that this is NEXT Saturday, March 12. Don’t get ahead of yourself and turn up this weekend or you’ll be wondering where everyone is.

The fishing derby is for all ages, although you need a New Mexico fishing license to take part. The Tingley Beach Outfitters at the site can kit you out with licenses and other fishing gear if you don’t have everything you need already. Check out the Tingley Beach Fishing Licenses and Rules here. 

No point asking me anything about fishing. I love watching people fish at Tingley Beach when I go for a walk there, they always seem so calm and zen-like, but I don’t know the first thing about it myself and I’m not even quite sure what a fishing derby is – it just sounds great fun!

Food and drinks will be for sale, and let’s hope it’s one of our typically beautiful spring days.

5th Annual Free Fishing Derby

  • When: Saturday March 12, 2011
  • Time: 7 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Tingley Beach
  • Price: Free, but you must have a valid fishing license.

Tingley Beach is part of the ABQ BioPark – Contact (505) 248-8514 for any further information.

–Tania

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Cheap Weekend: Sipapu Father’s Day Fishing Derby

June 17, 2009 by  
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If Dad possesses mad fishing skilz — or even if he just enjoys casting every now and then — this weekend getaway might make a great Father’s Day gift.

Sipapu is holding its first Father’s Day Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 20 (2009), and they have plenty of other family-friendly activities available, in case fishing’s not your thing. Just $59 per person per night gets you accommodations, free entry into the fishing derby, and a BBQ dinner on the patio with a demonstration from the chef on how to cook your trout. Plus, kids 12 and under are FREE!

Besides fishing in the resort’s stocked trout pond, you can play FREE Frisbee golf on their world-class course. Of course, there’s always hiking the beautiful mountainsides, too, and simply kicking back and enjoying nature.

This special package  is good only June 20 and 21, 2009. Mention the “Father’s Day Fishing Derby Package” when you call to make reservations: 800-587-2240.

Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort is located due south of Taos, at 5524 State Road 518, Vadito, NM.

–Elizabeth Hanes

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