2023 Fishing Derby – A Big Success!

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On Saturday, May 13 the Suffield Conservation Commission & Suffield Parks & Recreation Department held their second Annual Fishing Derby at Sunrise Park on Whites Pond. The weekend weather was beautiful, and we had many residents stop by the Fishing Derby. Youth aged one to sixteen years old competed with each other to catch the biggest fish of the day. There were many types of fish caught including sunfish, trout and bass. A first-place tie occurred for the largest fish of the day when both Lily Broder and Jacob Deren caught fish at .50 pounds. Fifteen-year-old Jacob Gagnon finished in second place after catching a .45-pound fish.

The winners’ names were shared with a jubilant crowd when some outstanding prizes were awarded to youth participants at 11 a.m., at the conclusion of the Fishing Derby. We would like to congratulate the participants and their great catches! Special thanks to local businesses and individuals for their donations and sponsorships of the Fishing Derby. Prize donations and sponsors include: Spellman, Kelly & Fanous Law Firm, Suffield Village Market and Suffield Pizza.

Photo by Beth Fanou
An excited crowd waits for the 2023 Fishing Derby results to be announced

Thanks to all the families and individuals that came out to enjoy a fabulous day outdoors, celebrating an amazing event!

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