2018 Fishing Derby winners announced

L to R: Dylan Brown, Jonathan Beaver, Kylie Robinson, Darius Price, Brooklyn Shaw, Sierra Beaver, Macyu Jones, abd Chloe Ball. Not pictured: Wyatt Markowicz (Submitted photo)

NEW MANCHESTER — 35 area children participated in the 2018 Fishing Derby sponsored by Tomlinson Run State Park Foundation. The Fishing Derby was held at the boat docks at Tomlinson Run State Park near New Manchester WV. This annual event is held in conjunction with Free Fishing Weekend, which is part of National Fishing and Boating Week, from June 2-10, which promotes safe boating and fishing around Father’s Day.

Prizes were awarded in the categories of Longest, Smallest, Heaviest, Most Caught, and Oddest. First Prize in each category was a $25 Walmart gift card, Second Prize in each category was a fishing pole, Third Prize in each category was a small tackle box. Only one prize was awarded in the Oddest category. The winner there received a large tackle box.

First, second, and third prizes in the Longest category went to Dylan Brown, Jonathan Beaver, and Kylie Robinson respectively.

First, second, and third prizes in the Smallest category went to Brooklyn Shaw, Macy Jones, and Chloe Ball respectively.

First, second, and third prizes in the Heaviest category went to Wyatt Markowicz, Kylie Robinson, and Brooklyn Shaw respectively.

First, second, and third prizes in the Most Caught category went to Andrew Campbell, Sierra Beaver, and Darius Price respectively.

Andrew Campbell won the prize for Oddest fish caught.

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