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36th annual Carp Derby set for June 12

Will someone catch at 38 pound carp this year? Jessie Tompkins almost made it last year when he reeled in a 37.91 pound carp to capture first place in the 35th annual Finger Lakes Carp Derby. Tompkins caught his first place fish off a dock on the east side of Seneca Lake. Many of the past winners have been caught on that same side of the lake.The 36th annual Carp Derby will be on Sunday, June 12, at Oak Island. Fishing can take place anywhere in the Finger Lakes from sunrise till noon. Weigh-in will be from noon to 3 pm. Entry fee is $10 per person, $25 per family. You must be registered to win.Mail with postmark no later than Thursday, June 9 or in person no later than Saturday, June 11 at Waterloo Village Office at 41 West Main Street (open M-F 8:30-5); D&M Grocery at 14 Swift Street in Waterloo; The Copy Shop at 105 Fall Street in Seneca Falls; or Rich & Vern’s at 64 Washington Street in Waterloo.Cash prizes will be awarded! $500 for first place, $250 for second, $150 for third and $100 for fourth. Fish that come in fifth through eighth will earn $50 each. The smallest carp will win $50 and 10 additional $25 winners will be drawn at random.2015 Carp Derby winners: Jessie Thompson, 37.91 pounds; Lee 36.81; Kelly Maher 34.34; Mike O’Hora 33.6; Tim Ryan, 33.15; Alex Beotherzton 32.26; Nate Shumway 31.1; Corey Jensen 31.05; smallest fish, A.J. Hanes, 0.115Rotarians and Interactors will staff a concession stand where food and drinks may be purchased. A 50/50 raffle will be held. Tickets are 6 for $5.For more information, or to register, go to the website www.fingerlakescarpderby.net. or contact co chairs John Kenny, 315-759-9269 or Gina Suffredini 315-521-0472All proceeds support Rotary’s Community Projects including literacy, Camp Onseyawa, and local food pantries.

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