The Kermit Long 2014 Fishing Derby on Kahshe Lake

An old tradition on Kahshe Lake is Kermit Long's Fishing Derby held this year on Sat., August 26th, with 34 participants. It was run for 50 years by Kermit himself, then by cottagers at the east end of Kahshe Lake, and now by Ken Long, Kermit’s son, on behalf of the KLRA.

It was an overcast day -- great for fishing! A new category was open this year for ages 13-16. The one prize was a first place trophy which was won by Keaton Appleton for his 23 3/8 inch pike.

There are 3 permanent trophies for the 3 largest fish caught by those 12 years and under. KC Long, Kermit's great grandson, caught the largest fish, a 23 5/8 inch pike. Second prize when to Seth McAulay with a 22 inch pike and third was won by Carson DeForest with a 14 1/4 inch large mouth bass.

For the other categories, first place winners received a personal trophy, 2nd place winners received $7 and third received $5. In addition, every child's first fish earned him a toonie.

Winners this year...
Sunfish ----------------- Carson DeForest, 7 5/8 in
Aiden Sauve, 6 3/4 in
Rowan Lake 5 7/8 in

Perch ------------------- Marcus Selva 6 7/8 in
Vivian Logie tied
Aaron Lake 6 3/4 in
Aiden Sauve 6 1/2 in

Rock Bass ----------- Ryan Richardson 7 in
Cameron Davies 6 3/4 in
Troy P. 6 1/4 in

Pike ---------------------KC Long 23 5/8 in
Seth McAulay 22 in

Largemouth Bass - Carson DeForest 14 1/4 in
KC Long 12 1/8 in
Curtis DelRe 11 in

Smallmouth Bass - Aiden Sauve 14 in
Matthew Croker 13 7/8 in
Adam Lundy 13 3/4 in

The committee, Ken and Karen Long, Toivo and Sandra Madrus, and Cathann DeForest, thank those who helped record the more than 80 fish entered. All were released alive.
Go fishing next year -- join the fun.

Kahshe Lake Ratepayers' Association (1994) Inc. (KLRA)
PO Box 1318, Gravenhurst, ON, Canada, P1P 1V5
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