Fishing Derby reels them in

Proud winners of this year’s Saxtons River Rec fishing derby, left to right: Chloe Grant, Gabriela Beayon, Braeden Wyman, Remy LaCroix, Joshua Dupuis, Carter Fisher, and Madison Duby. Photo provided.

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.

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