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Washington County Fish Derby

By: WTAP News Email
By: WTAP News Email

The 55th annual Washington County Fish and Game fish derby is always a hit.

Young fishermen come hone their skills for the day reeling in prize catches.
They stock and then close the pond a week before the fishing derby begins.

Organizers say it's a way to introduce kids in outdoor activities and get them interested in what the association has to offer.

For many families it's become a yearly tradition.

"Some of it's family tradition. Some of it's just people coming out to enjoy the outdoors. We like the kids to come out get the experience to fish. Some of them are new fishermen. We raised the age limit to 17 and some of them have been coming the last 17 years," says Heather Myers.

No child walks away empty handed, and trophies are awarded in each age group for largest catfish and panfish.

For more information you can visit their Facebook page.


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