Make your own free website on Tripod.com

Fifteenth Annual Fishing Derby

Saturday  - June 4, 2005 - 9AM to Noon

The Richmond Hill Exchange Club held its Fifteenth Annual Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 4, 2005 from 9:00 AM to Noon, at the Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery on GA Highway 144.  Registration began at 8:00 AM, with fishing beginning at 9AM.  The derby was open to children ages 16 and under, accompanied by their parents or adult guardian, with awards being presented to children 12 and under. Over the past fifteen years, thousands of children have participated, and we had over 200 area kids this year, plus an equal number of parents, grandparents, and other attending as well. The fishing derby took place at three Fish Hatchery ponds that were stocked with catfish and bream. Most participants brought their own fishing poles equipped and ready to fish, as well as bait, although the Exchange Club provided bait, and the DNR guys have poles and bait available too. There is never any charge for anyone participating in this event.

 

Awards will be presented at our July 27th meeting to the winners in several categories, including, First Fish Caught, Most Total Pounds (limit of 10 fish), and Heaviest Fish. $50 Savings Bonds and trophies were awarded for the various categories based on age, 7 to 12, and 6 and under. The savings bonds awarded will be donated by Bryan Bank and Trust, and the trophies will be donated by the Exchange Club of Richmond Hill. The Exchange Club wishes to thank the staff of the local Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and the Richmond Hill Fish Hatchery for their assistance over the past fifteen years, as well as the use of their wonderful facilities. The Bryan Bank and Trust have provided the savings bond awards for the past fifteen years as well, and their help in greatly appreciated in helping to make the event a success. Thousands of kids and their families have enjoyed this event over the years, and we look forward to continuing the derby for many years to come.

 

 

 

Richmond Hill Exchange Club

 

2005 Fishing Derby Winners

                            

NAME & AGE

AGE GROUP

CATEGORY

WEIGHT

AWARD

 

 

 

 

 

David McCasker-3

 

Six and Under

Total Weight

 7 lb 0 oz

Trophy & Bond

Alex Borowiec  - 12

Seven and Over

Total Weight

 11 lb 5 oz

Trophy & Bond

 

 

 

 

 

Baxter Fortenberry - 3

Six and Under

Heaviest Fish

 3 lb 4 oz

Trophy

 

 

 

 

 

 

RayShawn Samuels-8

Seven and Over

Heaviest Fish

 12 lb 2 oz

Trophy

 

 

 

 

 

Reilly Williams - 6

 

First Fish Caught

--

 

Trophy