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Big Fish, Big Smiles at Kids Fishing Derby

Jun 4, 2018 by Chris Wood, Ph.D.


Ashley Bennett (left) and Aiden Evans (right) shared the honors of reeling in the Biggest Catch of the Day at the 13th Annual MWA Kids Fishing Derby.

The smiles on the participants were as big as the best catches of the day at the MWA Kids Fishing Derby, as 125 children age 3 to 16 took part in this 13th annual event.

The overcast day and drizzly conditions on Saturday June 2nd meant the fish were biting at the Authority’s Javors Lucas Lake. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all of the families who enjoyed a day of outdoor recreation on behalf of the MWA.

The Biggest Catches of the Day were reeled in by Aiden Evans and Ashley Bennett, who also won their respective age groups with 8.57-pound catfish.

The age group winners included:

Age 3 to 5:
1. Brian Hightower (7.45 lbs.)
2. Hudson Jackson (6.10 lbs.)
3. Jayden Kirklin (5.60 lbs.)

Age 6 to 9:
1. Aiden Evans (8.57 lbs.)
2. Brayden Roberts (6.98 lbs.)
3. MJ Jackson (6.63 pounds)

Age 10 to 13:
1. Ashley Bennett (8.57 lbs.)
2. Joshua Bingham (6.61 lbs.)
3. Blake Law (6.41 lbs.)

Age 14 to 16:
1. Ian Wimberly (8.20 lbs.)
2. Koreah Hill (7.12 lbs.)
3. Casey Bennett (7.10 lbs.)

For photos from the 2018 MWA Kids Fishing Derby, check out the photo gallery on this website ( via the “Learn More” link below.

Media contact:
Chris Wood, Ph.D.
Phone: 770-757-1681

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