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Young Anglers Enjoy Kids Fishing Derby

Jun 10, 2019 by Chris Wood, Ph.D.


Just some of those who enjoyed the 14th Annual MWA Kids Fishing Derby.

For the 14th year now, the MWA and its employees hosted the Annual Kids Fishing Derby on Saturday June 1, as nearly 150 participants between the ages of 3 to 16 enjoyed a free day of fishing with family and friends at Javors Lucas Lake.

The MWA Fishing Derby is organized as a public outreach and education event of the Authority’s Outdoor Recreation Committee and non-profit, the Macon Water Alliance. It is held on one of the few days during the year where fishing is allowed without a permit, to promote outdoor recreation and the sport of fishing.

The Fishing Derby featured prizes for the biggest catch of the day, plus top three finishers in the four age group categories. The MWA and Macon Water Alliance also offered prizes, giveaways, as well as lunch, during this free event.

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all of the individuals and families who participated in this year’s friendly competition.

The Biggest Catches of the Day was reeled in by Aiden Evans, who caught an 8.39-pound catfish to repeat as Fishing Derby Champion after winning the event last year.

The Age Group Winners, with the size of their respective catches, include:

Age 3 to 5:
1. Kashton Bullard – 6.9 pounds
2. Jaxson Hunnidt – 4.5 pounds
3. Luca Johnson – 4.32 pounds
Age 6 to 9:
1. Aiden Evans – 8.39 pounds
2. Abigail McBride – 6.76 pounds
3. Madison Pritchard – 5.24 pounds
Age 10 to 13:
1. Garrett Green – 6.45 pounds
2. McKenzie Baker – 5.09 pounds
3. Anton Richardson – 3.15 pounds
Age 14 to 16:
1. Clayton Sapp – 5.57 pounds
2. Kane Krieger – 5.13 pounds
3. Chandler Braun – 4.27 pounds

Check out the photo galleries from the 2019 MWA Kids Fishing Derby on this website ( via the “Learn More” link below.

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

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