Fishing Derby for Kids brought over 200 to the Alcoa Duck Pond

Over 200 participants tried their luck at the 16th annual Fishing Derby for Kids at the Alcoa Duck Pond on Saturday, June 7. The weigh-in area was busy because this year’s participants caught the most fish in the history of the event. The fish were biting, the kids were smiling and awards were given. The awards included Overall Event Biggest Fish and the Overall Event Most Fish (up to 10 fish and by weight). There were also winners in each age group.

Sponsors who contributed to the organization, provided assistance and the many door prizes and give-a-ways included Parks & Recreation, Wal-Mart, TWRA, National Wild Turkey Federation - Little T Longbeards chapter, Louisville Marine and Bait Company and Appalachian Dental.

Awards winners were:

• Overall Event Biggest Fish: Gavin Kattesh 4.0 lbs

• Overall Event Most Fish: (by number and total weight) Maxanna Young 13.5

Award winners for ages 4 and under were:

• Biggest Fish - Tyler Jones 3.20 lbs

• 1st Place Most Fish - Brady Odom 9.75 lbs

• 2nd Place Most Fish - Bryce Owenby 8.18 lbs

• 3rd Place Most Fish - Riley Brooks 7.10 lbs

• 4th Place Most Fish - Derek Mathewson 6.10 lbs

Award winners for ages 5 - 7:

• Biggest Fish - Gavin Kattesh 4.0 lbs

• 1st Place Most Fish - Brianna Brooks 11.35 lbs

• 2nd Place Most Fish- Logan Shields 10.0 lbs

• 3rd Place Most Fish - Hunter Cantrell 7.80 lbs

• 4th Place Most Fish - Brandon Payne 7.70 lbs

Award winners for ages 8 - 10:

• Biggest Fish - Tyler Coope 3.25 lbs

• 1st Place Most Fish - Tyler Dees 12.30 lbs

• 2nd Place Most Fish - Austin Blair 11.85 lbs

• 3rd Place Most Fish - Jacob Williams 11.85 lbs

• 4th Place Most Fish - Kelly Wells 11.15 lbs

Award winners for ages 11-12:

• Biggest Fish - Jacob Mashburn 3.30 lbs

• 1st Place Most Fish - Crystal Hubbs 9.65 lbs

• 2nd Place Most Fish - Jacob Mashburn 9.20 lbs

• 3rd Place Most Fish - Taylor Perkins 7.30 lbs

• 4th Place Most Fish - Dylan Thompson 5.50 lbs

Award winners for ages 13 - 15:

• Biggest Fish - Maxanna Young 3.55 lbs

• 1st Place Most Fish - Maxanna Young 13.15 lbs

• 2nd Place Most Fish - Devin Baker 13.00 lbs

• 3rd Place Most Fish - Brian Brannum 12.70 lbs

• 4th Place Most Fish - Christian McCall 11.40 lbs

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