Brothers win at fishing derby

Blue skies, thick ice on Sylvan Lake and unseasonably warm temperatures were great lures for youngsters to try their luck

Blue skies, thick ice on Sylvan Lake and unseasonably warm temperatures were great lures for youngsters to try their luck at a fishing derby held last Saturday.

Dave Lloyd from the Sylvan Lake and District Fish and Game Association said 50 youngsters participated in the association’s annual youth fishing derby.

“It was a pretty good turnout,” he said. “We had excellent weather and the kids all had a good time.”

During the derby, held on the west side of Norglenwold, four fish were caught.

First place went to Wade Brown, who managed to snag a 12-pound pike and second place went to his 14-year-old brother Cole who caught a 3.5 lb. pike.

Eleven-year-old Adam Davis and 15-year-old Michael Davis each caught 1.5 lb. walleye.