Family fun at Springhill fishing derby
McBurnie catches the biggest fish of the day
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
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.