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Fishing Derby Features Rainbow Trout

Mar 9, 2020 by Chris Wood, Ph.D.


The Biggest Catch of the Day during the 15th Annual MWA Kids Fishing Derby was reeled in by Hannah Parkerson (right), while Ben Dziadul (left) reeled in the Biggest Trout of the Day.

Approximately 400 people took part in this year’s MWA Kids Fishing Derby, held on Saturday, March 7, at Javors Lucas Lake, prior to the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Parents, guests, and MWA volunteers joined over 200 kids participating, for an event that featured an opportunity to catch rainbow trout. To make this day of fun possible, sponsors donated $2,150 to cover the cost of prizes, refreshments, and other expenses associated with the free event.

Congratulations to the 2020 MWA Kids Fishing Derby Winners:

• Biggest Catch of the Day – Hannah Parkerson, with a 6.59 lb. catfish
• Biggest Trout of the Day – Ben Dziadul, with a 2.99 lb. rainbow trout

• Age 3-6 winners – Mattie Grace (1st), Kylee Evans (2nd), and E’Moni Hill (3rd)
• Age 6-9 winners – Hannah Parkerson (1st), Jamarian Little (2nd), and Jaylen Tripp (3rd)
• Age 10-13 winners – Anthony Pageant (1st), Ben Dziadul (2nd), and Jaylen Patterson (3rd)
• Age 14-16 winners – Cade Kingerski (1st), Jordan Ussery (2nd), and Sam Dziadul (3rd)

A special thanks to our Sponsors:

MWA and the Macon Water Alliance
• Hays Service, LLC
• Elliott Machine Shop, Inc.
• Pyles Plumbing
• Cherokee Brick
• GeoTechnical & Environmental Consultants (GEC)
• Capital City Bank

Don’t forget, Javors Lucas Lake is open for public fishing. Be sure to check out the 2020 fishing season schedule on the “Fishing at Javors Lucas” Education page. In addition, for photos from this year’s event, check out the “Learn More” link below.

Media contact:
Chris Wood, Ph.D.
P: 770-757-1681

MWA contact:
Lisa Golphin, Sr. Executive of Strategic Planning
P: 478-464-5623

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