2017-06-20 / Front Page

‘Celebrate Kids Fishing Derby’ a success


Three-year-old Carlin Ray secured the title of “Youngest Angler” with his catch of an 8 oz., 12 ½ inch channel catfish.He is pictured with his father, Sam Ray of Greencastle. Three-year-old Carlin Ray secured the title of “Youngest Angler” with his catch of an 8 oz., 12 ½ inch channel catfish.He is pictured with his father, Sam Ray of Greencastle. On Saturday, June 3 the Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department held its annual Celebrate Kids Fishing Derby. This program is held every year during the first weekend of June to not only promote fishing to all the children in the community, but also to promote Indiana’s Free Fishing Weekend where all who wish to fish can without a fishing license. This year’s fishing derby had 12 participants fishing alongside their parents.

Many contests were held and of the winners were:Our youngest Participant to catch a fish was three-year-old Carlin Ray of Greencastle, who caught a 12½ inch 8 oz. channel catfish. We had a tight race between two siblings for the largest fish caught, and they were six-year old E.J. Sieg and his 13-year-old sister Daisy Sieg both land- ing large channel catfish. E.J.’s Catfish was caught in the final moments of the derby and measured 17½ inches weighing in at 2 lbs. 1 oz., while his sister Daisy caught a 18 inch 2 lbs. 1 oz. catfish,barely edging out her brother for the title of Largest Fish Caught. Daisy also caught the most fish in the tournament, landing 6 fish and a turtle over the course of three hours. It was a great day for our young anglers who caught a whopping 17 fish total of four different species. The Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank all the competitors and their parents for allowing them to come out and enjoy a great day of fishing at our hidden gem of a park known as Jaycee Park.


Thirteen-year-old Daisy Sieg, from Greencastle, landed the tournament winner this past weekend at the Celebrate Kids Fishing Day fishing derby held by the Greencastle Parks & Recreation Department at Jaycee Park. She also won the title of “Most Fish Caught” and is pictured with her winning entry an 18-inch, 2 lb. 1oz. channel catfish. Also pictured with her are Indiana State University student intern Jorden Froderman (left), and park maintenance supervisor David Bault (right). Thirteen-year-old Daisy Sieg, from Greencastle, landed the tournament winner this past weekend at the Celebrate Kids Fishing Day fishing derby held by the Greencastle Parks & Recreation Department at Jaycee Park. She also won the title of “Most Fish Caught” and is pictured with her winning entry an 18-inch, 2 lb. 1oz. channel catfish. Also pictured with her are Indiana State University student intern Jorden Froderman (left), and park maintenance supervisor David Bault (right). We would also like to thank each of our tournament sponsors, who donated the many fishing poles, lures and bait given away during the event. Sponsors include: Greencastle’s Wal- Mart, Bass Pro, ½ Nelson Lures, Indiana Department of Natural Resources and Park Maintenance Supervisor David Bault and his family.

Participants

•3-year-old Carlin Ray - 1 channel catfish

•6-year-old E.J. Sieg - 1 channel catfish, 2 bluegill, 1 large mouth bass

•7-year-old Nicholas Fowler - 1 bluegill

•7-year-old Emma Haddon

•8-year-old Brenton Cooper

•8-year-old Sydney Taylor - 1 small mouth bass, 1 frog

•8-year-old Isabelle A. Cooper - 2 large mouth bass

•8-year-old Natalie Fowler

•9-year-old Madalynn Sanford

•12-year-old Sully Taylor- 1 bluegill

•13-year-old Gavin Hoopingarner

•13-year-old Daisy Sieg - 2 channel catfish, 3 bluegill, 1 red ear, 1 painted turtle.

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