Emalie Lewis, lifetime license winner & Deven Pendexter, Norway Parks and Recreation Director Submitted


Liam Bottomly weighing in his big catch! Submitted


First time angler giving it a try! Submitted

NORWAY — It was a fantastic day for fishing. More than 100 youth and adults attended the 9th Annual Norway Family Fishing Festival on Saturday, June 1, at Butters Park. This family educational day was created to teach children ages 16 and under how to fish or improve their fishing skills. Of the more than 55 kids fishing there were over 10 fish caught this year, a few even being bigger rainbow trout.

It was Norway’s own Lilly Parks who won the biggest fish of the day, a beautiful 15.5in rainbow trout.

Many of these caught fish were grilled and eaten onsite, Thanks to the Norway-Paris Fish and Game Association.

The Stuart B. Cummings Lifetime License Fishing Award was won by Emalie Lewis, age 6, of Norway. Stuart was an avid lifetime fisherman; taught how to fish by his grandfather. In memory of Stuart, Joan Cummings donated the funds to allow this amazing award to be given.

The following donations helped support the event: Joan Cummings, Casco Fish Hatchery, DIFW, Norway Downtown, Dolci Amici, Healthy Oxford Hills, Norway-Paris Fish & Game Association, Lake Thompson Fish & Game, Norway Fire Department, Norway Police Department, Norway Parks & Recreation.

This event is a collaborative effort of the Norway Parks & Recreation Department, Norway~Paris Fish & Game Association, Lake Thompson Fish & Game, Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Norway Downtown, and Healthy Oxford Hills.

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