Delaware’s low-figure surf-fishing plate auction begins Monday
Delaware residents love their low-number license plates, a phenomenon that has spread to surf-fishing plates in recent years.
That’s why interested people should mark their calendars: The sixth low-figure surf-fishing plate auction, benefiting Delaware State Parks, begins Monday at 9 a.m.
Fifteen plates will be available in the online auction, which will run until December 9. The available numbers include 26, 54, 132, 211, 301, 454 and nine “choice” plates.
The choice plates range from 51 to 9999 and are separated into categories. The highest bidder in each category chooses its number, if it is not already sold, in that category.
The minimum bid is $ 250. Plates numbered 1 to 200 are limited to vehicles registered in Delaware.
The low number plaques are for bragging purposes only. To drive on state park beaches, owners will still need to get a 2022 license, which promises to be an event in its own right.
When the 2021 permits went on sale earlier this year, the maximum of 17,000 was sold in record time.
This led Governor Carney to authorize the sale of another 1,000, as well as “off-peak” permits.
They were sold in person only, causing people to line up overnight in state parks.
Surf fishing licenses for 2022 will go on sale later this winter on a date that has yet to be announced.