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First-Ever Concordia Fishing Derby a Blast! (photos)

June 3, 2014

What can we say about the first-ever Concordia Fishing Derby, other than it surpassed expectations in almost every way? Even the weather was a perfect 78 degrees with low humidity!

(photos below) Between 350-400 people came out to Saxony Farm Lake on Saturday for the Fishing Derby. By our count – which was in no way scientific, at least 200 fish were caught (and released back into the Lake). Prizes were given on the hour for biggest bass and biggest blue gill. The biggest catch of the day was a 12¾ inch bass. The biggest blue gill came in at 10 inches – and was caught by a three-year-old! We even heard reports that a four-year-old caught 17 blue gills!

Some fun facts – we went through:

  • 450 hot dogs/buns
  • 400 bags of potato chips
  • 400 lbs. of ice for drinks and condiments
  • 1,200 worms
  • 1 bucket of pickles… I guess kids don’t like pickles as much as we thought!

Special thanks to a few groups who helped make the day possible: Cabela’s, who donated a number of fishing rods for us to lend out to kids who didn’t have one, H.A.G.’s Bait in Shelocta, PA for donating some worms, and DD Lures and The SRU Competitive Bass Anglers, who helped measure fish and give pointers! Also, of course, thanks to Concordia Maintenance Tech Charlie Ekas for heading up the event, and all the volunteers who helped out for the day.

If you made it out, thanks so much! If not, here are some pictures from the day – we have a few more over on our Facebook page, so make sure you check those out too! Feel free to leave a comment below. And if you have an pictures from the event, post them to the Concordia Facebook Wall!

Be sure to check the Events & News page for coming events at Concordia. The next mini fishing derby will be at the Summer Festival on the Cabot Campus, July 27. More info on that to come!

2 comments

  • Comment Link Concordia posted by Concordia on commentDate, JText::_('K2_DATE_FORMAT_LC2')); ?> Jun 4, 2014 12:59 PM

    Thanks for the comment John - what a day it was!

  • Comment Link John Toperzer Sr. posted by John Toperzer Sr. on commentDate, JText::_('K2_DATE_FORMAT_LC2')); ?> Jun 3, 2014 8:41 PM

    Very nice! Looks like fun!

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