The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Parks & Recreation will hold a live auction for low-digit surf fishing tags at2:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Delaware Seashore State Park, 39415 Inlet Road, Rehoboth Beach.
The auction will take place during the third annual Boo-Que by the Sea, a two-day barbeque cook-off competition that will begin Oct. 20 at the park.
The Boo-Que by the Sea will feature activities including a 5K race Oct. 21. Proceeds will benefit the John and Linda Hollis Delaware Children in Nature Endowment Fund, which enables opportunities for children to participate in outdoor experiences.
This year’s auction will feature the opportunity to bid on surf tag No. 6 as well as Division of Motor Vehicles black tag No. 6898 with a matching low-digit surf fishing tag. The live auction will also include a select number of other low-digit surf tag plates. Tag numbers available for auction can be found at destateparks.com/lowdigittag or usgovbid.com.
The DMV black tag and matching low-digit surf fishing tag are being auctioned with proceeds to benefit the endowment fund.
Bidding for the tags will open at $250. The winning bidder for each tag will receive a certificate of authenticity. Once purchased, owners will retain the tag as long as they have a valid surf fishing permit. Revenue raised will directly benefit DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation and surf fishing beach access.
There is a $5 admission to the Boo-Que, which includes the live auction.