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Fishing Tournament

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Published June 7, 2014
Park Ranger Michael Rakes (center) and Jay Davis measure the fish caught by a contestant at East Lynn’s tournament for kids.

Park Ranger Michael Rakes (center) and Jay Davis measure the fish caught by a contestant at East Lynn’s tournament for kids.

Contestants line the bank at Lick Creek Pond to take part in the annual fishing tournament.

Contestants line the bank at Lick Creek Pond to take part in the annual fishing tournament.

The annual Kid’s Fishing Tournament was held June 7, 2014, at Lick Creek Pond at East Lynn Lake in East Lynn, W.Va.

According to Park Ranger Jay Davis, "There were 54 kids who registered for the fishing tournament which began at 9:30 a.m. and lasted until 11:30 a.m. Kids and parents alike had a lot of fun, with the kids catching a total of 162 fish."

Prizes were awarded to the following tournament winners:

 

Age group 3 years old and under:

Most fish – Raven Robinson – 4 fish caught

Smallest fish – Raven Robinson – 4 inch

Largest fish – Cody Robertson – 7 inch

Age group 4 to 6 years old:

Most fish – Nicholas Savage – 11 fish caught

Smallest fish – Nicholas Savage – 4 inch

Largest fish – Brock Brown – 11 inch

Age group 7 to 11 years old:

Most fish – Allison Watts – 15 fish caught

Smallest fish – Allison Watts – 3 ½ inch

Largest fish – Jacob Clark – 13 ¼ inch

Age group 12 to 15 years old:

Most fish – Trenton Dean - 8 fish caught

Smallest fish – Trenton Dean – 5 inch

Largest fish – Hunter Evans – 13 ½ inch

Refreshments, lunch and prizes were provided by the Wayne Wal-Mart, which has sponsored the fishing event for 14 consecutive years.

Event sponsors included: Wal-Mart of Wayne, McDonalds of Lavalette, Wendy’s, and the Huntington District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.