WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Recreation Department held the 36thAnnual Fishing Derby at Silver Lake on Saturday, June 2. 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 two categories.
In the Bass category, Jacob Poirier (age 12), reeled in a 14.6 oz. Bass while Paul Cooper had the biggest catch of the day reeling in a Bass weighing 2 lb. 9 oz.!
The winning entry in the non-Bass category was David Jamieson (age 7) catching a 12.7 oz. Perch.
Experienced and novice anglers alike had a great time at this shore-fishing event.
The Recreation Department would like to thank Jim Buckley for his assistance planning and supervising the Derby, and volunteers Sean Theodos and Elliot Kanter for lending a hand. Thanks to Pets Plus in Tewksbury for their generous bait donation.
An event of this magnitude would not be possible without the considerable effort of all involved and we offer them our sincere thanks.
(NOTE: The above press release is from the Wilmington Recreation Department.)
Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.