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Posted on August 17, 2011 | Permalink

Kent Island MSSA Youth Fishing Rodeo

Type: Chesapeake
Region: Eastern
Location: Kent Island

The Kent Island Fishermen, MSSA Chapter #7 along with the Kent Island Estates & Romancoke on the Bay Community Associations hosted their 6th annual Kids Fishing Derby on Saturday, August 13, at Romancoke Fishing Pier. Although the morning saw a quick rain shower, the rest of the day was perfect for catching fish. Kids were catching plenty of 4-5 rock fish, white perch, needle fish, gar, bluefish and one angler even caught a carp! Many volunteers were on hand to assist the 97 young anglers (ages 3 to 15) get their catch measured in hopes to win one of the selected prizes. Prizes were awarded for the smallest, largest, most, and most unusual fish in age group (3-5, 6-10 and 11-15). All winners received a trophy and a gift. Kids and their parents were also treated to a lunch.

I was there to promote the newly formed Maryland Youth Fishing Club and represent DNR-Fisheries in support of our partnering with MSSA for the Youth Component of the Maryland Fishing Challenge featuring Diamond Jim. Bryanna Lomoriello, age 9, was the lucky angler selected to move on to the finale which will be held in conjunction with the Maryland Seafood Festival on September 10th at Sandy Point Park.

Tags: Youth Fishing, Keep Fishing, Junior Anglers