Bridgeville angler Sydney McBroom with 53-pound Delaware record blue catfish caught on the Nanticoke River.

Another new record for state’s largest blue catfish

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

If it‚Äôs starting to sound like a broken record, that‚Äôs what it is: For the second time in less than a month, Delaware has a new state record blue catfish. Sydney McBroom of Bridgeville landed the 53-pound whopper, which measured 46.5 inches long and is believed to be the largest freshwater fish caught since the Delaware Department of Natural Resources …

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to drain a popular fishing pond near Delaware City.

Plan to drain Delaware City pond upsets sportsmen’s group

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

A pond just outside Delaware City is scheduled to be drained and eventually filled with dredging spoils, eliminating a popular spot for fishers and hunters. The Delaware State Sportsmen‚Äôs Association says that people learned about the plan in June from a handwritten cardboard sign stating: ‚ÄúAttention: area will be in the process of being dewatered/drained within the next few weeks. …

Pond trout season to open for kids March 5, all others March 6

Charlie MegginsonCulture, Headlines

Delaware‚Äôs downstate pond trout season will open for anglers on Sunday, March 6, but not before youth anglers get a whole day to themselves. The season will open for anglers under the age of 16 beginning on Saturday, March 5. For all other anglers, the season will begin the following day, DNREC said in a press release Friday. Fishing will …