Winning Anglers Pull in Lunkers at WSSC’s Annual Fishing Derby

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – May 21, 2013: Fisherman of all ages came out in “schools” for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s (WSSC) annual Family Fishing Derby over the weekend. Almost 200 anglers from over 50 different families swarmed the Triadelphia Recreation Area on Saturday (5/18) for a fun-filled morning of contests and prizes.

WSSC Community Outreach Coordinator Sandy August with Colin Parker, Jr., winner of the heaviest fish contest and his grandfather, Norman Morris, WSSC retiree and longtime steward of the watershed.
WSSC Community Outreach Coordinator Sandy August with Colin Parker, Jr., winner of the heaviest fish contest and his grandfather, Norman Morris, WSSC retiree and longtime steward of the watershed.

Trophies were awarded for heaviest fish and most fish caught by a fisherman ages 16 years or younger and a plaque for both categories was given to fishermen older than 16. The Bass Pro shop awarded $50 gift certificates to the adult and youth winners in the heaviest fish category. 

Adult Winner          
Heaviest Fish           Lloyd Williams    3.3 lb (Largemouth Bass)
Most Fish Caught     Lloyd Williams    13 fish
           
Child Winners—Heaviest Fish Caught
1st    Colin Parker Jr.       1.1 lb. Catfish
2nd   Caleb Sorkin            .83 lb Largemouth bass
3rd    Wilmer Hernandez    .39 lb Crappie
           
Child Winners – Most Fish Caught
1st     Hank Williams Jr.    28
2nd    Hudson Haslan        14
3rd     Lily Thongphok         6

The majority of the fish caught on Saturday were white perch and blue gill, though some anglers brought in some low weight largemouth bass and crappie. All of the fish caught during the derby were released back into the Triadelphia Reservoir. For more information on fishing on WSSC’s reservoirs, please visit our web site.

For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.

 

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