Kids’ Ice Fishing Derby on Eagle Pond Nets 42 Fish

Andover Fish and Game sponsors annual event

By Gordon Ordway

The Andover Fish and Game Club’s Kids’ Ice Fishing Derby, which was held on Eagle Pond in Wilmot on February 29, went well.

Fifty-four kids registered, and 42 fish were caught (18 pickerel, 23 perch, and 1 bass). The trophy winners were:

Longest Pickerel, Ella Laroche, 20 1/2″
2nd Longest Pickerel, Charlie Welch, 18 1/2″
3rd Longest Pickerel, Lucas Johnson, 18″
Longest Perch, Meadow Bucklin, 11″
2nd Longest Perch, Grayson Cloutier, 10 3/4″
3rd Longest  Perch, Finley Sargent, 10″
Longest Non-Category, Caleb Rostron, a 14 1/2″ Bass

Many thanks go to our sponsors: JJ’s Market in Andover, Byron’s Septic in Andover, Smith River Trading Post in Danbury, and Gungewam Outfitters in Danbury.