SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. – A breeze that kept the bugs at bay made for a fun time and lots of winners at this year’s annual Saxtons River Rec fishing derby May 5.
Organizer Samantha Fletcher reported a good turnout, with a chance to win trophies in three age groups. The trophies were sponsored by Quinn Property Services, and J&H Sporting Goods donated the prizes. The Saxtons River Village Market supplied the coffee, and Best Septic provided porta-potties.
Winners of the derby were:
- Chloe Grant swept the age 4 to 6 category with first fish caught, biggest fish, most fish caught, and overall prize.
- Ages 7 to 10 winner for first, biggest, and overall was Braeden Wyman, while Madison Duby took the prize for most fish.
- Ages 11 to 14 overall winner was Mack Ross. First fish and most fish prizes went to Gabriela Beayon, and Remy LaCroix caught the biggest fish.
- Additional prizes were won by Joshua Dupuis and Carter Fisher.
Volunteers who helped with registration and measuring fish were Sherri Arvin Mallan, Denise Randall, Tara Lloyd-Darrell, Clayton Groenewold, and Steven Beayon.