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Delaware Fishing Tag No. 1 Sells for $26k

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Jim Weller, a Lincoln businessman, secured the tag in the final bid of an auction Saturday (Photo: WBOC) Jim Weller, a Lincoln businessman, secured the tag in the final bid of an auction Saturday (Photo: WBOC)

BETHANY BEACH, Del. (AP/WBOC) - The Number 1 surf fishing tag in Delaware has sold for $26,000.
    
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 on Saturday.
    
The coveted tag was originally expected to sell for at least $50,000. Weller said he purchased the tag in order to resell it; he doesn't fish, he said.
    
Weller also purchased license number 11 for $2,700.

The tags are used by fishermen and surfers to access certain beaches.
        
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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