The Wayne County Youth Derby held its 19th Annual Awards Ceremony at the Sodus Point Fire hall, Sunday, July 31 and over 40 people enjoyed the festivities.
Seventy-six young anglers registered with 37 catching fish during the two-month long contest. They were rewarded for their fishing prowess; receiving plaques, LNB gift certificates, prizes, and more importantly, applause from the adults and peers attending the ceremony.
Dan Gilmore from the Wayne County Federation of Sportmen’s Clubs (WCFSC) acknowledged the winning youngsters who fished the summer derby. Robert Weichbrodt and his daughter Nancy Wilkes from McDonald’s of Wayne County, presented the trophies and plaques to young anglers.
The three winners of the Al Shultz Memorial Challenge in the 4-7 year age division were Marie Humbert, age six from Hilton, NY, Leah Jarvis, age four from Red Creek, NY and six year-old Parker Williamson from Lyons, NY.
In the Merchants Challenge Division ages 8-16, Madison Prutzman was the only youth who caught all five fish. (Pike, walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and perch)