By Barb McKay
Kincardine anglers were fishing lucky at this year’s Fish Kincardine Derby.
Saturday was Kids Day at the Kincaridne Fishing Derby, though the youngsters weren’t having a whole lot of luck reeling them in. Here, Tiverton’s Robert Broughton, 9, and 10-year-old Ivy Farrell of Ripley fish off the end of the south pier Saturday afternoon. (Josh Howald photo)
A total of 354 people from across
Ken McClement took the lead early when he caught a 19.04-pound brown trout on May 20. Though some came close, no one pulled in a larger fish and McClement won the derby and was awarded a $5,000 shopping spree at Canadian Tire.
The second largest fish, an 18.18-pound brown trout, was a surprise to everyone. The fish was caught by eight-year-old Ben Watson off the Kincardine pier on Kid’s Day, Saturday.
The top salmon was a 17.72-pound Chinook salmon, hooked by Wayne Vance on May 23. Both Watson and Vance received $1,000 shopping sprees at Lake Huron Rod and Gun.