Learn to fish and crab at Delaware Seashore State Park


Some of the most popular things to do in Delaware Seashore State Park are surf-fishing, crabbing and clamming, but many people who did not grow up along the coast are curious about these popular pastimes but just aren’t sure how to get started.

The staff of Delaware Seashore State Park will be offering three programs on a weekly basis this summer, starting June 15: Crabbing 101, Clamming 101 and Surf Fishing 101.

Crabbing will take place on Wednesday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. The fee for that program is $6 per person, the minimum age is 5, and pre-registration is required.

Clamming 101 will take place at Holts Landing State Park on Thursday afternoons at 2 p.m. The fee for that program is $6 per person, the minimum age is 8, and pre-registration is required.

The Surf Fishing 101 program is a slightly abbreviated version of the park’s popular “Introduction to Surf Fishing” program that is offered in the spring and fall. It is more geared toward families and will only introduce participants to the species of fishes that are typically caught during the summer months. The fee for that program is $15 per person, the minimum age is 10, and pre-registration is also required.

These programs are just a few of the educational programs offered by Delaware Seashore State Park. For a full calendar of programs, visit destateparks.com. For more information or to register for these or other programs, call the Indian River Life-Saving Station at (302) 227-6991.