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    • It is our honor to have you fish in our 36th Annual Rotary Fishing Derby.  We hope your dreams of catching big fish becomes a reality and look forward to welcoming you again for our 2020 derby: August 1 – August 15, 2020.

Welcome

VIEW THE 2019 FINAL LEADERBOARD

 

HATS OFF TO A SUCCESSFUL 2019 ROTARY FISHING DERBY

Our derby is all about you, our anglers. Each year, you bring a special vibe to our south shore communities of Lake Ontario during the first half of August. Your enthusiasm for sport fishing is contagious. I love how you fight to be on our leaderboard.

Brayden won 3rd place in Lake Trout Division

Lake Trout Division 5th place winner – Mason

We had two young lads who finished in the top five in our Lake Trout Division. Their Dads were telling me that on the 18th, yes – on the very last half day of the 2019 Derby, these Dads and their sons played dodge ball with the early morning rain storms. Then, as they neared home these young lads said, “We want to go back and fish, we want to get the big fish.” Being good fathers, they turned around and went fishing again, for the third time that day. One caught a 15 lbs. 3 oz., and the other landed a 14 lb. 6 oz. worthy of 3rd and 5th place respectively. I sure wish I had been there when these boy’s trout were weighed. They were sure excited at our Award’s Celebration.

Julie with her Grand Prize 29.6 salmon

Maybe, there was something special in the water in the last 24-hours of the derby. Julie, who had been called home mid-derby, and her family just returned for the final few days to enjoy their hobby. As a 2016 Grand Prize winner, Julie knew there were big salmon out there and she was determined to repeat the Grand Prize win. You may remember, Friday, August 16 had a late afternoon T-storm warning, as it moved towards us Julie fought a 29 lb. 6 oz. salmon into their boat. By the time, Julie arrived at Narby’s to weigh it in -it was raining; in fact, Sharon says it was teeming when she went out to confirm that Julie’s fish had toppled Larry’s 27 lb. 8 oz. salmon from the top spot. Sorry Larry, you sure held the lead for days. See our Final 2019 Leaderboard for all resultsLeaderboard – 08182019 Final Results
I am so impressed with our Registration Sellers and especially, those Official Weigh Stations. Your sales and organizational skills are to be complemented as I am sure all too often everyone arrives within minutes. YIKES. It must be exciting to share when someone achieve Leaderboard status and heart wrenching when mere ounces means no leading spot. As a not-for-profit service organization, our prize money is funded from the revenues of our registration fees. Our stations do an excellent job for us. We are so fortunate to have built such great partnerships. You are the best! Together, we achieved a pretty great derby. We hope you enjoyed it.
Our community helped us out so much with sponsorships and prize table items. Our committee had a significant number of new members as we reformatted the derby into an internal project of our Rotary Club; but for, our stalwart returning members, we could have gone off the rails. While, we haven’t finalized all the numbers yet, we do know our registrations were up considerable over the last few years. Thank you, registrants!
Some registrants supplied their email addresses when registering and will receive news bulletins throughout the year. We are accepting additions to these bulletins – all you need to do is send me (rotaryfishingderby@gmail.com) your name, state, and email address. We will not sell, rent, our use your email address beyond our Rotary Fishing Derby, an Albion Rotary event.

Marlee Diehl, Chair
Rotary Fishing Derby, an Albion Rotary event
585 755 4334
marleediehl@gmail.com

OUR THANKS FOR HELPING US HAVE A FULL PRIZE TABLE

Our Sponsors Made a Difference

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Next year’s Rotary Derby is August 1st-16th, 2020

Here are images from the 2018 Derby:

  • 2018 Grand Prize Winner
    Kent Morgan, owner of Let It Ride Charters in Carlton, holds the grand prize fish, a 29-pound, 14-ounce salmon caught by his customer, Joseph Miller of Harrisburg, Pa. The big fish won the $4,000 grand prize. Courtesy Tom Rivers.
  • First Place Brown
    Michael Grager of Lyndonville holds the first place brown trout at 14 pounds, 13 ounces. Grager is the charter boat captain of “Get Hooked” based at Point Breeze. He noticed the leaderboard didn’t have many brown trout more than midway through he derby so he made a concerted effort to catch them. In the beginning of the derby he thinks most anglers are focused on catching big salmon. He used a spoon in shallow water just east of the Point to catch the first place brown trout. Courtesy Tom Rivers
  • Brian Gambell of Hilton holds the first place lake trout at 17 pounds, 12 ounces.
    Brian Gambell of Hilton holds the first place lake trout at 17 pounds, 12 ounces.
  • Dane Ballard, 14, of Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland holds a 26-pound, 3-ounce salmon he caught with his grandfather, Denny Jackson of Ogdensburg, Pa. The fish was the second place salmon in the derby.
    Dane Ballard, 14, of Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland holds a 26-pound, 3-ounce salmon he caught with his grandfather, Denny Jackson of Ogdensburg, Pa. The fish was the second place salmon in the derby. Courtesy Tom Rivers
  • The first place winner for steelhead also was on Morgan’s boat, Let It Ride Charters. Kent Morgan holds the fish with his first mate, Jack Rossman. Glenn Weber of Harrisburg, Pa., caught the 12-pound, 2-ounce fish which won first place.
    The first place winner for steelhead also was on Morgan’s boat, Let It Ride Charters. Kent Morgan holds the fish with his first mate, Jack Rossman. Glenn Weber of Harrisburg, Pa., caught the 12-pound, 2-ounce fish which won first place. Courtesy Tom Rivers
  • Mike Waterhouse, retired sports fishing promotion coordinator for Orleans County, served as the emcee of the awards program at the Carlton Recreation Hall.
    Mike Waterhouse, retired sports fishing promotion coordinator for Orleans County, served as the emcee of the awards program at the Carlton Recreation Hall. Courtesy Tom Rivers
  • Becky Karls, left, sold raffle tickets and Marlee Diehl, back right, handed out prizes. About 75 people attended the awards program.
    Becky Karls, left, sold raffle tickets and Marlee Diehl, back right, handed out prizes. About 75 people attended the awards program. Courtesy Tom Rivers
  • Bill Downey, chairman of the derby, also distributed some of the prizes at the awards event. Many local businesses donated for the event.
    Bill Downey, chairman of the derby, also distributed some of the prizes at the awards event. Many local businesses donated for the event. Courtesy Tom Rivers

To download results from a previous year, click on the year:

| 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Without your support this Derby would not be possible!

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