Alcoa Duck Pond hosts Fishing Derby for Kids

Autumn Shields, winner of Overall Event Biggest Fish, Overall Event Most Fish (by weight), Biggest Fish for ages  8 - 10, and Most Fish for ages 8 - 10, displays her trophies

Autumn Shields, winner of Overall Event Biggest Fish, Overall Event Most Fish (by weight), Biggest Fish for ages 8 - 10, and Most Fish for ages 8 - 10, displays her trophies

Autumn Shields, winner of Overall Event Biggest Fish, Overall Event Most Fish (by weight), Biggest Fish for ages  8 - 10, and Most Fish for ages 8 - 10, displays her trophies

Autumn Shields, winner of Overall Event Biggest Fish, Overall Event Most Fish (by weight), Biggest Fish for ages 8 - 10, and Most Fish for ages 8 - 10, displays her trophies

More than 250 participants took part in this year’s 17th annual Duck Pond Fishing Derby for Kids, held at the Alcoa Duck Pond on Saturday, June 6.

Awards were given for the Overall Event Biggest Fish and the Overall Event Most Fish (up to 10 fish and by weight), as well as for winners in each age group. Major sponsors of the event included Parks & Recreation, Walmart, TWRA, the National Wild Turkey Federation - Little T Longbeards Chapter, Louisville Marine and Bait Company, and Appalachian Dental.

Master fisherwoman Autumn Shields dominated the competition, taking home four trophies for Overall Event Biggest Fish, Overall Event Most Fish (by weight), Biggest Fish for ages 8 - 10, and Most Fish for ages 8 - 10. Award winners were as follows:

Overall Event Biggest Fish: Autumn Shields, 6.33 lbs

Overall Event Most Fish (by number and total weight): Autumn Shields, 9.75 lbs

Award winners for Ages 3 & 4:

• Biggest Fish: Cobrien Sauls, 1.92 lbs

• 1st Place Most Fish: Tylor Hill, 8.2 lbs

• 2nd Place Most Fish: Cobrien Sauls, 7.9 lbs

• 3rd Place Most Fish: Jack Copeland, 4.85 lbs

• 4th Place Most Fish: Ryley Forster, 4.4 lbs

Award winners for Ages 5 - 7:

• Biggest Fish: Benjamin Tucker, 2.84 lbs

• 1st Place Most Fish: Riley Brooks, 7.63 lbs

• 2nd Place Most Fish: Tyler Jones, 6.6 lbs

• 3rd Place Most Fish: Jonathan Bowers, 6.5 lbs

• 4th Place Most Fish: Gracie Gardner, 5.58 lbs

Award winners for Ages 8 - 10:

• Biggest Fish: Autumn Shields, 6.33 lbs

• 1st Place Most Fish: Autumn Shields, 9.75 lbs

• 2nd Place Most Fish: Taylor White, 7.45 lbs

• 3rd Place Most Fish: Tyler Coope, 7.28 lbs

• 4th Place Most Fish: Kameron Hall, 6.85 lbs

Award winners for Ages 11-12:

• Biggest Fish: Rosie Coffman, 2.4 lbs

• 1st Place Most Fish: Taylor Perkins, 8.35 lbs

• 2nd Place Most Fish: Autumn Presley, 7.05 lbs

• 3rd Place Most Fish: Crystal Hoy, 5.46 lbs

• 4th Place Most Fish: Jordan Payne, 5.15 lbs

Award winners for Ages 13 - 15:

• Biggest Fish: Lucas McKnight, 3.53 lbs

• 1st Place Most Fish: Lucas McKnight, 6.82 lbs

• 2nd Place Most Fish: Maxanna Young, 5.33 lbs

• 3rd Place Most Fish: Brent Beverly, 5.05 lbs

• 4th Place Most Fish: Jonathon Myers, 4.48 lbs

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