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Ninth Annual Kids Fishing Derby a tremendous success!

Jun 20, 2014 by Chris Wood, Ph.D.


Jayson Elliott holds his Biggest Catch of the Day, an 8 pound 4 ounce catfish, during the 2014 MWA Kids Fishing Derby, held at the Authority's Javors Lucas Lake.

Congratulations to Jayson Elliott for reeling in the Biggest Catch of the Day during the 2014 MWA Kids Fishing Derby. The 9th annual event welcomed 363 participants plus accompanying adults for a free day of fishing at Javors Lucas Lake.

A complete list of all age group winners, sponsors, and volunteers is provided below. Sponsors and volunteers, especially, helped to make this year’s event one of the most successful in the nine-year history of the MWA Kids Fishing Derby.

Pictures from the Kids Fishing Derby, including contestants reeling in their big catches (Part 1) and the winners being presented with prizes during the awards ceremony (Part 2), are available in our photo gallery on this website, accessible via the “Learn More” link below.

Winners of the 2014 MWA Kids Fishing Derby included:

Biggest Catch of the Day: Jayson Elliott (8 lbs. 4 oz.)

3 to 5 Years Old Age Group
1. Nick Visage – 6 lbs. 5 oz.
2. Turner Howell – 5 lbs. 14 oz.
3. Sienna Brackett – 1 lbs. 12 oz.

6 to 9 Years Old Age Group
1. Jayson Elliott – 8 lbs. 4 oz.
2. Sierra Lewienberger – 7 lbs. 7 oz.
3. Brooke Brown – 5 lbs. 11 oz.

10 to 13 Years Old Age Group
1. Jordan Ussery – 8 lbs. 1 oz.
2. Chandler Ross – 6 lbs. 4 oz.
3. Cory Hill – 5 lbs. 7 oz.

14 to 16 Years Old Age Group
1. Mureo Lowe – 8 lbs. 3 oz.
2. Austin Lewienberger – 6 lbs. 6 oz.
3. Alexia Lester – 5 lbs. 6 oz.

2014 MWA Kids Fishing Derby Sponsors
• Academy Sports + Outdoors, premier sponsor
• Cherokee Brick
• JWA Public Communications
• Georgia Power
• Capital City Bank
• M/R Systems
• Pepsi
• Coca Cola

Additional organizations or individuals making contributions included Pyles Plumbing Contractor, Water Treatment & Controls Company, James & Sylvia Robinson, Vince Alarid, Nu Way – Cotton Avenue, and Publix.

Fishing Season Resumes Sept. 5, 2014
A reminder for local anglers — Javors Lucas Lake will be closed for fishing during the months of July and August, but will re-open on Friday, September 5th, when the 2014 MWA public fishing season resumes.

Media contact:
Chris Wood, Ph.D.
770-757-1681 (phone) (email)

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