Anglers dropped lines in Holmdel Park Pond on Saturday during the opening day of trout season. Dozens of fishing enthusiasts gathered at the park, where the NJ Department of Fish and Wildlife had .
Sean Sulzbach and his son, Sean, of Toms River arrived at the pond at 6 a.m. in hopes of catching some of the larger broodstock trout Holmdel had received from the state this season. The pair didn't come away with any fish but neither seemed to mind.
"It's a good day out fishing with the boy," Sulzbach said. "A bad day of fishing is better than a good day of working."
Holmdel resident Stuart Osterweil and his son Jack fared a bit better, catching three bluegills by 11 a.m. Osterweil says the pair enjoy having the well-stocked pond in their hometown.
"We've come here about a dozen times before. We love it. It's great," Osterweil said.
Those who missed opening day don't need to worry about losing out on a well-stocked pond. Holmdel will receive additional deliveries of 160 trout on Wednesday, April 11; Friday April 20; and Tuesday, April 24.