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.