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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Riverton Fishing Derby - 2011


Riverton, CT - Every year in Riverton there is a fishing derby held the on the first day of fishing season. You can see all the people lined up for some, "Combat Fishing"


Starting at 4am you can have breakfast at the firehouse.


Looking down off the bridge, here is a fisherman with a trout on the stringer.


A group of spectators looking down at the fisherman.


As I understand it, the Trophy Trout Club is one of the major sponsors of the derby. It used to be sponsored by The Hitchcock Chair Company but since they went out of business the Club has taken it over. I also believe local merchants have given some prizes. The Trophy Trout Club stocks a lot big fish the week before the contest.


Here is a fisherman heading down to the firehouse to get his fished weighed for the derby.


Here are a couple of the big fish caught that morning. I think these were some of the largest, there were two that weighed 6lbs. 8oz.


This is the weigh-in station at the firehouse in a moment without many people looking or taking photos...guilty as charged.


These are the prize list, first prize is the Hitchcock Rocking Chair with a trout painted on it.

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Riverton Fishing Derby - 2011

2 Comments:

At 6:56 PM, Blogger DollZandThingZ said...

Great photos! We were in other parts of CT today where the streams were filled with fishermen. Cold and damp but didn't seem to keep them home!

 
At 7:34 PM, Blogger tara523 said...

Thank you for your article and pictures!

Check out our website - trophytroutclub.com.

 

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