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Photo by Barbaraellen Koch | Liam Hansen, 7, of Wading River fishes with his father Mark on the town’s floating dock during the 15th annual Riverhead Snapper Tournament.

The Town of Riverhead Recreation Department will host its 16th Annual Snapper Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 7, on the Peconic Riverfront.

The focus of the tournament is to get youths and adults involved in fishing and to raise money for the recreation department’s scholarship fund.

A rod/reel will go to the winner of the adult (16 and older) and youth (under 16) divisions.

Trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers in each division.

Free T-shirts will be given to the first 100 registrants.

Pre-registration is available by calling (631) 727-5744, ext. 0, or in person at the recreation department at 55 Columbus Avenue, Riverhead.

On-site registration will begin at 10 a.m. on the Peconic Riverfront.

The tournament will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 3 p.m.

Anglers must supply their own poles and bait.

In case of inclement weather, call (631) 727-5744, ext. 30 for updated information the morning of the event.

The rain date is Sunday, Sept. 8.