Come and join your friends and fellow anglers at our 2019 Rotary Fishing Derby Awards Celebration at the Carlton Fire Company Recreation Hall, 1853 Oak Orchard Rd., Albion. Watch for the BIG FISH. The Awards portion will begin promptly at 4:00 PM. We have some wonderful items on our prize table and for raffles. We’d love you to bring your fish to share and get some pictures. Of course, the Grand Prize fish will certainly be on display. Have you been on the Leaderboard – we hope you will be present to accept your check. Doors will open at 3:00 PM, with kitchen service beginning shortly thereafter. Bar service opens for all beverages at 3:00 PM.
(Just a reminder – The Carlton Fire Company Recreation Hall only allows smoking in the designated fenced area beyond the bar. No one is allowed to bring beverages into the building; they have a great serve staff to ensure you are served.)
WE HEARD YOU … WE LISTENED… We are re-introducing our famous Italian sausage with onions and peppers – $5.00 Grilled hot dogs – $3.00 Snack packs will be available to satisfy your nibblies – $1.00/bag Dessert is a variety of large homemade cookies – chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin & peanut butter cookies – $1.00 /each
If you just must head for home and must miss our Awards Celebration, we look forward to you coming back next year to fish in our Rotary Fishing Derby, an Albion Rotary event starting on Saturday, August 1 until August 15, 2020.
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.
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.
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. 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. Courtesy Tom Rivers
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. Courtesy Tom Rivers
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