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Sun and smiles at Kids Fishing Derby

With this 12.5-inch rainbow trout, Stephen LaPlante tied for second place in the 10-15 age group of the Long Lake Kids Fishing Derby Saturday. (Photo provided)

LONG LAKE — The Long Lake Kids Fishing Derby was held on Saturday at the Long Lake causeway overlooking Jennings Park Pond. More than 46 children through age 15 registered for the event.

The Long Lake Fish and Game Club and the town of Long Lake had stocked Jennings Park Pond with trout provided by Avery’s Fish Hatchery. In addition to the rainbow and brook trout, two Golden Trout were stocked as part of the coveted catch.

A variety of sunfish, perch and trout were weighed in by Garrett Clark. Master of ceremonies and Fish and Game Club volunteer Jim Waite collected prizes and coordinated the event, garnering more than $800 worth of in prizes and donations from businesses in the community. Volunteers Jim Swedberg and Marty Furlong handled grill duty, serving up hot dogs and hamburgers to all the participants. Bruce Jennings helped get the grill and tent to the staging area provided by Another Paradise Cove.

No one caught the Golden Trout, so the prize money is up for grabs. If someone catches a Golden Trout, call Bruce Jennings at the Long Lake Fish and Game Club at 518-624-2145.

Pailin Hample took third place in the 10-15 age group of the Long Lake Kids Fishing Derby Saturday. (Photo provided)

Winners by age category

Ages 0-5

1. Silas Thompson, 11.75-inch trout

2. Landon Salvia, 10.25- inch trout

Silas Thompson checks out prizes after winning first place in the 0-5 age division of the Long Lake Kids Fishing Derby Saturday. (Photos provided by the town of Long Lake)

3. S.J. Hosley, 9.75-inch trout

Ages 6-9

1. Rosie Delehanty, 13-inch trout

2. Axel Lewis, 11.5-inch trout

Rosie Delehanty took first place in the 6-9 age group of the Long Lake Kids Fishing Derby Saturday. (Photo provided)

3. Carole Tulley, 11.25-inch trout

Ages 10-15

1. Sye Fisher, 13.25-inch trout

2. (tie) Stephen LaPlant, 12.5-inch trout

Charlie Seaman holds up a pumpkinseed. (Photo provided)

2. (tie) Griffin Farr, 12.5-inch trout

3. Pailin Hample, 12.75-inch

Killian Fisher looks like he isn’t sure about this perch. (Photo provided)

From left, Jim Swedberg, Marty Furlong and Jimmy Waite of the Long Lake Fish and Game Club volunteer at the the Long Lake Kids Fishing Derby Saturday. (Photo provided)

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