Starland to host 22nd annual fishing Derby
A fishing tradition at the Michichi Reservoir continues this summer with the 22nd annual Ryan Savary Memorial Derby.
The event has enjoyed great community support, with anglers from the area participating. Initially it was organized by Greg St. Laurent, who was best friends with Savary. He carried on organizing it for a number of years until Savary’s family took over. At the 20th anniversary, the family stepped back.
Area fishers loved the event and revived the next year with the help of Starland County. This year Starland has stepped in as host.
“We sort of unofficially took it over last year,” said Starland CAO Ross Rawlusyk. “This year we are doing it as a full fledged municipal fishing derby. We have taken over the organizing and the prizes, and run it as a county function. We decided to keep the name.”
The derby is slated for Sat- The Ryan Savary Memorial Fishing Derby is set to go Saturday, August 20 at Michichi Reservoir. Last year Debbie Mackie, right, won for the largest fish caught and was presented by Frank Barron. urday, August 20. The event runs from 7 a.m., until 4 p.m. with registration cutting off at 11 a.m. There are adult, youth and children’s events with cash prizes for the adult events as well as draw prizes. There are also prizes in the youth and kids categories. There will be free hot dogs for all competitors.
The derby will continue to host its special event with a prize of a rod and reel. This is open to both youth and adults, and it is awarded to the catch closest to 1 lb, 2.0 oz, the largest catch made by Ryan Savary at Michichi Reservoir.
For further information, contact Starland County at 402-772-3793.