Saxtons River fishing derby in spite of rain

SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. – Youthful anglers gathered Saturday, May 6 in spite of the rain for the annual Saxtons River Recreation Area fishing derby. Prizes sponsored by J & H Sporting Goods in Bellows Falls were awarded as follows:

Ages 4 to 6: first fish caught, Calvin Sargent; largest Breanna Podwin; first five caught, Bobby George.

Ages 7 to 10: first, Peter Sargent; largest and first five, Madison Duby.

Ages 11 -14: first, Gabriela Beayon; largest, Trenton Fletcher; first five, Patrick Barber.

The law office of Raymond Massucco was also a sponsor. This year’s derby was directed by Samantha Fletcher and overseen by Linda Holmes Furgat and Sherri Arvin Mallan. The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department’s Bennington hatchery stocked the pond.

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Fishing derby winners, left to right, Gabriela Beayon, Peter Sargent, Calvin Sargent, Bobby George, Breanna Podwin, Madison Duby and Patrick Barber. Not pictured: Trenton Fletcher.
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