The Optimist Club of Senoia hosted a Fishing Derby for Kids on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at Marimac Lakes Park in Senoia. The derby was for youth from 5 to 15 years old.
There were 84 young people in attendance with their parents and grandparents. Members of the Senoia Optimist Club were also on hand to register the participants, assist as judges, and provide first aid if necessary.
Approximately 86 fish (and 1 turtle) were caught under the city's catch-and-release program.
All of the participants received a tackle kit and a fish identification chart. Kids without equipment were given poles that they could keep.
Also, a large number of children won either a gift card from Dick's Sporting Goods or a new rod and reel donated by Legacy Solutions LLC.
Eden Wedekemper won first prize for biggest fish, a 17” large-mouth bass. Jeremiah Rowell caught the second largest fish. Ryan Lucas caught the most fish and Kinleigh Stenvold caught the smallest fish.
To learn how you can help in this or another project sponsored by the Senoia Optimist Club, submit an inquiry on the club's Facebook page (“Senoia Optimist Club”) or email the club at email@example.com or by visiting https://www.optimistclubofsenoia.com/ .
Jeremiah Rowell is congratulated by Senoia Optimist Kevin Marais for catching the second largest fish.Brian Orme, Jules Chase-Dunn Orme, and Britte Baker Vuckovich provided food and beverages from Jacobs Table in Senoia.Eden Wedekemper won first prize for catching the biggest fish, a 17” large-mouth bass!Senoia Optimist and Fishing Derby Chair Kevin Marais awarded a prize to Kinleigh Stenvold for catching the smallest fish.Ryan Lucas was recognized by Senoia Optimist Kevin Marais for catching the most fish.More kids had a great time fishing on the additional lake at the rear of the park.Youth were lined up along the east side of the main lake at Marimac Lakes Park.