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Fishing Derby a Success

By Staff | Feb 19, 2016

On a cold windy day, 70 children and about 130 adults participated in the “21st Almost Annual Rugby Eagles Fishing Derby.” The fish were cooperative and many nice fish were brought to the weigh station. After the derby prizes were awarded and door prizes were presented to every child in attendance. The evening ended with dinner, a raffle and door prize drawings for adults at the Rugby Eagles Club.

Tournament Winners were as such: Children Perch Category: Connor Ramsey (9.5oz), Haylee Heilman (9oz) and Kate Shively (8.5oz). Children Northern Category: Jenna Wangler (2.8oz), Joel Brown (2.3oz), and a tie for third with 2.2 oz Carter Christenson and John Coombs. Adult Perch Category: Tarris Johnson (14oz), Matt Klein (8.5oz) and Dillan Volk (8oz). Adult Northern Category: Terry Davis Jr (5lb 2oz), Karin Fritel (4lb 12oz) and Duane Heidlebaugh (4lb 8oz). Traveling Trophy goes to Mike Graner. Raffle Prizes went to Vexillar Fish finder – , Strike Master Auger – Greg Stahl, and the Eskimo Shelter – Dianne Bachmeier.

Next years tournament is scheduled for January 14, 2017.

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