NORWAY – The Norway-Paris Fish & Game Association annual Fishing Derby was held Feb. 27 and 28. Derby chair Jim Alberi said that although the finial numbers were not ready Sunday afternoon, the derby was very successful this year. Several people gathered at the Little Red School House on Norway Lake at sunset Sunday for the announcement of winning fish and the drawing of consolation prizes as well as the 50/50 drawing.
Derby winners for 2010 are: brook trout, Paul Cox 2 lbs. 12 oz. 17 3/4 inches; Brown trout: Sam Bryan 2 lbs. 8 oz. 17 3/4 in.; Togue: Paul Ward 4 lbs. 7 oz. 21 1/2 in.; Jr. Togue: Logan Day 1 lb. 4 oz., 17 in; Bass: Bryce Walker 7 lbs. 7 oz., 23 in.; Jr. Bass: Alex Mowatt 3 lbs. 12 oz., 17 in.; Salmon: Jason Woodsum 3 lbs. 1 oz., 23 in.; Jr. Bass: Cyrena Cox 2 lbs. 1 oz., 19 in.; Pickerel: Shawn Kenny 3 lbs. 1 oz., 23 in.; Jr. Pickerel: Denali Barker 1 lb. 14 oz. 20 1/2 in.; Rainbow trout: Denali Barker 2 lbs. 8 1/2 oz., 19 1/2 in.
Denali Barker’s rainbow was the overall rainbow trout winner. The winner of the “other species” category was Louis Senecal IV with a white perch at 8 1/2 oz., 10 in. Winners of the consolation prizes were: L.L. Bean spinning rod outfit: Wendy Ayotte. L.L. Bean backpacks: Bob Brackett, Harry Vanderweide and Gary Merrill. Oxford 250 tickets: Jason Short. Camping at Black Brook Cove Campground: Gordon Wilson. Two nights stay at Dad’s Trailside B&B: David Rose. Dozen streamer flies: Mike Small and Roger Day. Little Man Ice Fishing Traps: Dale Lowzier and Faith Morris. Spinning Rod: Bruce Wright. The 50/50 winner was David Day.
The club would like to thank all those who sold tickets and volunteered their time. Also a very special thank you to the following local businesses without whom the derby could not be successful. Androscoggin Bank, Black Brook Campground and Guide Service, Dad’s Trailside B&B, Dag’s Bait Shop, Farrar’s Bait Shop, Little Man Traps, L.L.Bean, Norway Savings Bank, Rob’s Bait Shop, S&F Streamers, Smedberg’s, The OutPost and Weston Chandler Funeral Homes.