WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Recreation Department held the 35th Annual Fishing Derby at Silver Lake on Saturday, June 3, 2017. This multigenerational event for youth and non-professional adults began in 1983. The Derby allows the Town to showcase its finest natural resource while participants have a chance to learn or improve their fishing skills.
To add some excitement, participants competed with each other for prizes in three categories.
In the Bass category, Benjamin Kobacic (age 6), reeled in a 10 oz. bass while Mark Perrson topped the adult entries in this category with a catch weighing 8 oz.
Winning entries in the non-Bass category were Sean Theodos (age 6) catching a 8 ½ oz. sunfish and Rachel Grieco (adult) reeling in a 9 oz. sunfish.
Cameron Humphrey (age 12) beat all opposition in the Casting Contest.
Experienced and novice anglers alike had a great time at this shore-fishing event.
The Recreation Department would like to thank Jim Buckley and Adam Hecht for their assistance planning and supervising the Derby – and removing the hooks from the fish that really swallowed them! Thanks to Pets Plus in Tewksbury for their generous bait donation.
Photos from the event can be found on the Wilmington Recreation Department’s Facebook page.
(NOTE: The above press release is from the Wilmington Recreation Department.)
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