No. 1 Delaware Fishing Tag Brings High Bid
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The Number 1 surf fishing tag in Delaware has sold for $26,000.
The Wilmington News Journal reports that Jim Weller, a Lincoln businessman, secured the tag in the final bid of an auction during a barbeque competition at Delaware Seashore State Park near Bethany Beach.
Weller said he purchased the tag in order to resell it-he doesn't fish, he said.
The tags are used by fishermen and surfers to access certain beaches.
Weller also purchased license number 11 for $2,700.
License number 2 sold last year at the inaugural auction for $20,000. So far the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has raised $317,000 from the license sales for state parks.