Family fun at Springhill fish­ing derby

McBurnie catches the big­gest fish of the day

The Citizen-Record (Cumberland) - - FRONT PAGE - BY DAVE MATHIESON CIT­I­ZEN-RECORD SPRINGHILL reels in her line while her twin sis­ter, Jersey, watches. The girls took part in the ninth an­nual Youth Fish­ing Derby on Satur­day at the Pit Pond in Springhill.

Fam­i­lies lined the shore of the Pit Pond in Springhill on Satur­day for the an­nual Youth Fish­ing Derby.

“This year we had some sun­shine so it’s a great day and one I cher­ish ev­ery year,” said Kenny John Jack­son, fish­ing derby or­ga­nizer.

This is the ninth year Jack­son has hosted the derby at the pit pond.

He said when he was young he used to fish at a fish­ing derby in Rod­ney.

Talk­ing about a prize he won as a kid, Jack­son said “I can re­mem­ber that as if it was yes­ter­day, and then the 20 years I was away in the mil­i­tary I said ‘the first thing I’m go­ing to do if I get back to Springhill is have a fish­ing derby.’”

Jack­son fin­ished by say­ing he hopes next years derby, the tenth an­niver­sary, is big­ger and better than ever.

Prizewin­ners for the big­gest fish are as fol­lows:

First – Xavier John­son with a 19-inch fish

Sec­ond – Rylie Mador with an 18-inch fish

Third – Evan McMil­lan with an 18-inch fish

QQQAges 13 to 15

First – Co­hen Joudrey with and 18-inch fish

Sec­ond – Cassie Black with a 17-and-three-quar­ter-inch fish

Third – Travis Bryan with a

QQQAges 9 to 12

First – Ains­ley McBurnie with a 19-and-a-half-inch fish Sec­ond – Ma­cie Hunter with

QQAges 8 and Un­der

DAVE MATHIESON/CIT­I­ZEN-RECORD

Six-year-old Pey­ton Dob­son casts her line while her twin sis­ter Han­nah watches. The girls were fish­ing at the Pit Pond in Springhill dur­ing the ninth an­nual Youth Fish­ing Derby.

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