Fishing Derby


The Oakland Parks and Recreation Department held the annual Youth Fishing Derby at The Oaklands pond on June 6. The weather was perfect, as over 50 children baited their hooks and cast their lines hoping to land a whopper. All participants received a medal, TWRA donated fishing poles and tackle boxes as giveaways, and trophies were given in each age group for “Largest Fish” and “Most Fish Caught.” Special thanks to Dave Owens and Richard Jamison (Fayette County Bass Club) for their help weighing and counting fish. Call Director Neal Halvorson at 465-2921 for more information regarding Oakland Parks and Recreation and its programs.
• 6-year-old and under group
Largest Fish – Ayden Pickens
Most Fish – Campbell Turner
• 7- to- 9-year old group
Largest Fish – Kayla Hassler
Most Fish – Morgan Sadler
• 10- to- 12-year old group
Largest Fish – Hayden Strickland
Most Fish – Hayden Strickland