MOUNT VERNON — Dark clouds threatened to disrupt the fishing derby held at the Ariel-Foundation Park lakes Wednesday, but only a few drops of rain fell. In fact, it was the sun emerging in the afternoon that seemed to halt the fish activity.
The Kokosing Valley Fish and Game Association sponsored the event for senior citizens and veterans. Prizes were awarded for the largest bluegill, yellow perch and rainbow trout, as well as for catching the most fish. The club would even clean the fish if anglers wanted to keep them.
The contest started at 10 a.m. and it didn’t take long for contestants to start reeling in decent fish.
Anglers started catching fish almost immediately, and an hour after the contest started some already had enough fish for dinner.