- Associated Press - Sunday, October 23, 2016

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The Number 1 surf fishing tag in Delaware has sold for $26,000.

The Wilmington News Journal reports (https://delonline.us/2e0Xqpk ) 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.

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