Saxtons River Recreation to hold Fishing Derby

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The thrill of the catch. A past fishing derby participant. Photo provided.

SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. – The Saxtons River Recreation Area will hold its annual fishing derby Saturday, May 5 at the derby pond 1.3 miles north of the rec area on Pleasant Valley Road.

Registration begins at 8 a.m., with fishhooks in the water at 8:30 a.m.

The derby is open to youth four to 14 years old, with prizes donated by J&H Hardware in different age categories. Registration is free, but donations are appreciated.

A 50/50 raffle and bake sale will be held to raise funds for the Rec Area. Anyone who can volunteer or donate baked goods is asked to contact Samantha Fletcher at 802-869-1407 or

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