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Competitors Make A Splash At Fishing Derby

Children from Pre-K to fifth grade took to Masar Pond to find the biggest fish at the annual fishing derby.

Contributed photo.
Contributed photo.
Fish flopped out of the water as kids from grades Pre-K to fifth grade patiently lined Masar Pond in a mad dash to land the most or the biggest catch of the day.

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
The largest catch for each age group are as follows:
  • 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

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