Fishing tournament for for kids in South Daytona & Daytona Beach Shores to be held May 17

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES -- Registration is under way for the 17th annual Kids Fishing Tournament at the Sunglow Fishing Pier, 3701 S. Atlantic Ave.

The event is co-sponsored by the South Daytona and Daytona Beach Shores police departments. All children participating must be pre-registered at the South Daytona P.D., where the forms can be picked up and dropped off, 1672 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona.

The event is limited to the first 100 kids. It is scheduled 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 17, with the rain date on My 24.

Participating children must be in their assigned spots by 9:30 a.m. or their locale will be given to a child on as waiting list. A parent/guardian must accompany their child to the event. Children must be between 5 and 12 years of age. Fishing poles and bait will be provided. Multiple lines and hooks will not be allowed. The only fish that count towards a child's total is what the child catches.

A hot dog lunch, drinks and snacks will be provided to all participants. Trophies, for various categories, and prizes will be awarded in a ceremony around noon.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.