Saxtons River Fishing Derby reels them in

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Proud winners of this year’s Saxtons River Rec fishing derby. Left to right: Cason Mack, Brody Hayes, Calvin Sargent, Emma Lyman, Annabell Nicholas, Joseph Kingman, Trenton Fletcher, Austin Lyman. Photo provided

SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. – Raw, wet air didn’t keep more than 50 youngsters ages 4 to 14 from casting their luck at this year’s annual Saxtons River Rec fishing derby May 4.

Organizer Samantha Fletcher reported a good turnout, with a chance to win trophies in three age groups. The trophies were donated by the Campbell family, and J&H Sporting Goods donated the prizes. The Saxtons River Village Market supplied the coffee and supplies for the bake sale, and Best Septic provided Porta-potties.


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William Harmon Sr. with grandson Jacob and his first catch. Photo provided

In the 4 to 6 category, Brody Hayes caught the first fish, Cason Mack the biggest fish, and Annabell Nicholas the most fish.

In the 7 to 10 category, Calvin Sargent caught the first and most fish, and Emma Lyman the biggest fish.

In the 11 to 14 category, Trenton Fletcher caught the first fish, Austin Lyman the biggest, and Joseph Kingman the most.

Christopher Bacon won the door prize, a gift card from J&H Sporting Goods.

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