May 3, 2009

1300 Fishermen Flock to Annual Trout Derby

Wow! I had no idea. May need to schedule a road trip next year. Looks a little crazy (& crowded), but fun.

1300 Fishermen Flock to Annual Trout Derby
Reported by: Sarah Hopkins
Saturday, May 2, 2009

The 12th annual Trout Derby is being held this weekend by the Chambersburg Noontime Lion's Club.

The club says more than 1300 people from all over the country are participating. Contestants young and old can win big prizes just by catching fish. The group says there are more than 600 money fish with payouts ranging from $25 to $2,000. A new 2009 Mercury Mariner Hybrid is also among the prizes.

Doug Harmon, the chair of the Lion’s Club, said, "The largest fish is the big trout, and this year it's worth $2000, and we break that out in a 60-30-10 take for three people." The Lion’s Club has been around for more than 80 years, and helps tackle problems such as blindness, drug abuse, and diabetes.

The event ends Sunday evening.

Read the article (& view video) here:

Also found the website for the tourney:

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