2016 Kermit Long Fishing Derby

On a HOT day when most kids want to swim, 31 anglers took part in the Kermit Long Fishing Derby on Saturday, July 23. In all, they brought in over seventy fish. Small mouth bass accounted for nearly a fourth of all fish.....a sign of good fishing in the future

The winner of the largest fish for those 13-15 years old was Megan Davies. The 24 3/4 inch pike was the first fish she ever caught! Awesome. The longest fish for the 12 and under anglers was a 25 7/8 pike caught by Emma DeZiel; second longest was Ashley Wayland's 17 7/8 inch small mouth bass; and third place was Adam Lundy's 17 3/4 inch large mouth bass. Nice fish!

Thanks to our sponsors Streamside, C.G. Emery, Kamakazi, and Gagnon Sports.

Trophies and prizes were awarded in 9 categories as follows:


1. Hilary Irwin 7 1/8 Inches

2. Gavin Irwin 6 5/8 inches

3. Ben Rainer 6 3/8 inches


1. Sebastiano and Mia Caputo 8 1/2 inches

2. Jodi Strenzel-Gibson 2 at 7 1/4 inches

3. Robin Lake 6 1/8 inches


1. Will Linstead 9 1/4 inches

2. Leah and Colton Shatkowski 6 5/8 inches

3. Owen Davies 6 1/2 inches


1 .Ashley Wayland 17 7/8 inches

2. Hilary Irwin 15 1/4 inches

3. Lauren Wayland 14 7/8 inches


1. Adam Lundy 17 3/4 inches

2. Hilary Irwin 6 1/4 inches


1. Emma DeZiel 25 7/8 inches


1. Meaghan Pitts 17 1/4 inches

2. Colton McfLeod 14.7/8 inches

3. Hilary Irwin 13 1/8 inches


1. Jackson Long 4 1/2 inch perch

2. Gabriel Davies 4 3/4 inch perch


1. Marcus and Justin Selva Crayfish

2. Bullfrog Bullfrog

3. Jackson Long Stick

AGES 12-15

1. Megan Davies 24 3/4 inch pike

2. Carson deForest 12 1/4 inch small mouth bass

Three previous Kermit Long Derby winners volunteered to help Ken and Karen Long and Sandra Moad and Toivu Madrus throughout the day. Kudos to Sophia Selva, Keaton Appleton, and Nick Arnott!

Nick Arnott, who at 15 is now a tournament fisherman with his own company, Blackjack Bucktails, He contributed 3 rods and reels to add to the teen angler awards and had loot bags of fishing gear for those under 12 years of age with contributions from

Lots of energy and great attitudes abounded. Kahshe Lake is certainly in good hands for the future. Looking forward to 2017 and another great fishing derby.

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