It was another great day for little anglers stationed on the banks of Bloomfield’s iconic Millpond.
Exactly one week after the senior anglers had their chance to reel in a big catch in the annual Walleye derby, the junior fishers of Prince Edward County were casting a line in the annual Bloomfield/Hallowell Recreation Kids, Cops & Fishing Derby.
With Staff Sergeant John Hatch and Sergeant Sean Guscott on hand to measure the catch, it was a great day to be with family and enjoy a relaxed version of one of Canada’s great past-times.
“There were about 75 participants and the weather turned out well so all participants enjoyed a good day,” organizer and Bloomfield councillor Barry Turpin said. “A lot of fish were caught so that made it a lot of fun for those who participated.”
Jacob Shepard was the top angler of the day, reeling in the largest fish, a 24 inch Northern Pike. The Sophiasburgh youth also managed to catch nine more fish.
A good selection of pan fish were caught as were oversized minnows.
Other winners included:
•Lincoln Harvey (runner up longest fish)
•Isla Nash (shortest fish),
•Alexis Kellar (most fish)
•Lennox Jenner (strangest catch-a fish consuming another fish)
•Kaylem Powell and Lauren Dulmage were also given awards recognizing their catches.