The Montville Recreation Department, in conjunction with the Montville PBA Local 140 and Montville Kiwanis, hosted its annual Fishing Derby last Saturday, May 3 as children awoke bright and early in the hopes to catch the big one.
The top honors went to Ali Romaine in the Pre-K 5 age group who caught a whopping 14 and a half inch trout in the largest fish/trout category. Joe Gausditis in the 3rd grade age group won in the largest bass category with a catch measuring at 8 inches.
The other winners are as follows:
- Most fish caught: Nicole Maly, grade 3, with six sunnies
- First fish caught: Zachary Pett, kindergarten, 8-inch sunny
- Smallest fish: Anthony Harris, grade 3, with a 1-inch bass and Angela Ervey with a 4-and-a-half-inch sunny.
- Most unusual thing caught: Lexi Dorenbush, pre-k 3, fell in the pond
- Pre-K 3: Tommy Romaine, 7-inch sunny
- Pre-K 4: Jackson Dacosta, 8 1/2-inch sunny
- Pre-K 5: Jackson Gering, 8-inch sunny
- First Grade: David Denbleyker, 9-inch sunny
- Second Grade: Michael Maly, 6-inch sunny
- Third Grade: Sofia Behrens, 13 1/2-inch trout
- Fourth Grade: Thomas Radcliffe, 14-inch trout
- Fifth Grade: Kristof Behrens, 13-inch trout