2022 Wilmington Fishing Derby Winners: Jackson Kenney, Jen Kenney & Morgan Mather

Below is a press release from the Wilmington Recreation Department:

WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Recreation Department held the 39th Annual Fishing Derby at Silver Lake on Saturday, June 4. 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.

Reeling in the “Biggest Bass” were Jackson Kenney (age 10) with a 13.3 oz. beauty while Mom Jen Kenney topped the adult entries in this category with a catch weighing 1.39 pounds (we can see where Jackson gets his skills from!).

The winning entry in the non-Bass category was Morgan Mather (age 10) who caught a 6.4 oz. sunfish.

Experienced and novice anglers alike had a great time at this shore-fishing event.
The Recreation Department would like to thank Jim Buckley and Sean Theodos for their assistance in volunteering for the Derby – and removing the hooks from the fish that really swallowed them! Thanks to Pets Plus in Tewksbury for their generous bait donation.

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