First Annual Youth Fishing Derby at Covered Bridge Park on April 22, 2017
The 15 and under crowd gathered at Covered Bridge Park this past Saturday to compete in a Youth Fishing Derby. There were 121 entered to fish, some kiddos fishing for the first time, others adding another day to their fishing memories. It was a great way to enjoy the outdoors on Earth Day. The fishing began with a police siren and the excitement immediately began to grow on both banks of the Jordan Creek. The trout were ready to bite, and the trophies were on everyone’s mind.
Seeing the palomino trout swimming in the waters of the Jordan Creek spiked the interest to new levels as the boys and girls baited their hooks. To catch one of those coveted light colored trout, was just as exciting as winning a trophy that day. (See Below)
The youth competed for the largest fish caught in one of four age categories, hoping that it would also be the largest fish of the entire competition. Only one would bring home that large trophy and Kale Kumernitsky earned that honor by catching a 3.26 pound rainbow trout in the first hour of the competition (See Below). The 0-4 age group 1st Place Winner was Dominic Deluca with a 1.7 pound fish and 2nd Place winner Kahlee Wolfley with a 1.63 pound fish. The 5-8 age group 1st Place winner was Elizabeth Try with a 2.16 pound fish and 2nd Place winner was Ibraheem Nawar with a 1.84 pound fish. The 9-12 age group 1st Place winner was Kale Kumernitsky with a 3.26 pound fish and 2nd Place winner Elayna Ashey with a 1.66 pound fish. The 13-15 age group 1st Place winner was Hunter Dolon with a 2.22 pound fish and the 2nd Place winner was Brianna Bartek with a 1.62 pound fish. (See Below)
Thanks to Ruffin’ it Barbeque and High Step Coffee for keeping the crowd well fed and hydrated. Thank you for the trout donation through the Lehigh County from the Cedarbrook Co-op Nursery. Further thanks to sponsors Nestlé Purina PetCare and The Pidcock Company for making the event possible. These kids and their families were able to enjoy some outdoor recreation in a beautiful park that is loved by the community.
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