WILTON — Fish of all sizes and species were hauled out of Wilson Lake Saturday.

AT the Michael J. Rowe Ice Fishing Derby, winning fish in adult and youth categories were posted on a board. The biggest fish caught was a togue caught by Jamie Rogers in the adult category. The fish tipped the scales at 6.459 pounds. (Courtesy photo)

Scores of ice-fishing fans took advantage a clear and sunny day February 16 to participate in the 5th annual Michael J. Rowe Memorial Ice Fishing Derby. Presented by the Wilton Fish & Game Association, the event attracts anglers of all ages.

Cole Baker is congratulated by the Rowe family for winning the top youth prize in the Michael J. Rowe Memorial Ice Fishing Derby. Pictured: Front row from left Nick Rowe, Cole Baker, Sarah Rowe, Khloe Hanscom (girl); middle row from left Deb Rowe, Stephanie Smith Rowe, Isabella Isadora, Jordan Silver, Jeff Rowe Jr., Jeff Rowe Sr.; back row from left Sam Walsh, Jenna Silver. Courtesy photo)

The biggest fish caught was a togue caught by Jamie Rogers in the adult category. The fish tipped the scales at 6.459 pounds.

Also in the adult category, Deb Roberts scored with a brook trout that weighed 0.947 pounds. No salmon were registered in the adult division.

Tessa Coliter won one of the biggest prizes of the event, a Youth Lifetime Fishing License, which was donated by the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine. (Courtesy photo)

Youth anglers also posted some big fish. Cole Baker won first prize in the Youth category, catching a togue weighing 5.555 pounds. He won a complete boxed set of Max-traps, a strainer, bait bucket and other items.

Samantha Davis scored in the youth salmon category with a fish that weighed 1.851 pounds. Caden Hewett-Adams won for youth bass with a fish weighing 0.925 pounds.

Jacob Ouellette won the prize for the smallest fish, with a yellow perch that weighed 0.132 pounds and measured 7-1/8 inches. There were no fish registered for brook trout or white perch in the youth division.

Alan Hart, right, shows Connor Metcalf, 6, of Phillips, how to set an ice fishing trap as Connor’s mother, Shannon Metcalf looks on. (Courtesy photo)

In keeping with the event’s tradition to help boost youth fishing, there was a workshop for beginning anglers. One of the biggest prizes of the event is a Youth Lifetime Fishing License donated by the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine. The winner of that prize was Tessa Coliter.

Other big prizes included a power auger won by Patricia Toothaker of Farmington, and an ice chisel won by Ella Adams of Livermore Falls.

Named for Michael J. Rowe, who died in a tragic woods accident, the derby helps raise money to support a scholarship fund in his name. Many of the Rowe family members were on hand to congratulate the youth winner.

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