Annual Fishing Derby Attracts Large Crowd to Highland Lake

Liam O'Hagan placed first with 2.05 pound trout

By Rich Gross
Ice shanties were spread out over Highland Lake at the Annual Trout Ice Fishing Derby, which attracted up to 250 attendees on January 31. Photo: Rich Gross

The Andover Fish and Game Club hosted their annual Trout Ice Fishing Derby on Highland Lake on January 31. The sunny but cold day brought out 173 adults and 60 kids. The winners are as follows:

The First Place winner of the Andover Fish and Game’s Annual Trout Ice Fishing Derby was Liam O’Hagan, with a 2.05 pound Brook Trout. Photo: Rich Gross

Adult Division:
1st place – Liam O’Hagan – Brook 2.05 lbs

2nd place – Dicky Eldridge – Brook 1.70 lbs
3rd place – Jimmy Brasher- Brook 1.65 lbs
4th place – Nick Barton – Rainbow 1.65 lbs

Adult Door Prizes:
Andrew Meservey – Makita Drill & Bass pro gift card
Mike Gula – Vets & Weapons gift card
Charles Matthews- Abe’s Awesome Armaments gift card

Kids Division :
1st place – Logen Matthews – Rainbow 1.10 lbs
2nd place – Bently Lang – Brook .15 lbs
3rd place – Joey Campbell – Brook .10 lbs
4th place – Chelsea Potter – determined by drawing

Kids door prize:
Owen Chapman – Hand auger

50/50 jackpot paid out a whopping $460!!!