Kids get hooked on fishing at Ocean City tournament

Caroline Roman entered the Ocean City Fishing Club Boys and Girls Surf Fishing Tournament Saturday because her father said she should. She left the grand prize winner with a new bicycle and nine fish.

“We we’re just hoping to get a bite,” said her dad, Chip. Caroline was one of 75 children who entered the 42nd annual tournament Saturday at the beach adjacent to the Longport Bridge. In a total, they brought in 50 fish over two hours. Caroline, 10, of Ocean City often fishes with her father and her brother, Charlie, 11. “It’s a good outside activity,” Chip Roman said. “It teaches them patience.”

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