The event was held at Hapgood Pond Recreation Area in Peru on Saturday, June 9. Eighty-three ambitious kids showed up on a beautiful sunny day and participated in what turned out to be a great day for fishing, families, and fun. A total of 82 fish were caught. Special prizes were awarded to those who caught the longest fish and the most fish in the following age groups.
Award winners in the 0-5 age group were Madison Boyd (a beautiful 15 3/4 inch trout) and Tanner Alexopoulos (six nice trout); in the 6-9 age group, Sierra Ynesta (a 13
Special thanks goes to the Southwestern Vermont Chapter of Trout Unlimited, in particular Chrissy Penn and all the others that helped. Their cooperation through partnership made this event happen. Community businesses and individuals providing generous donations of time, gifts, and cash to make the Youth Fishing Day possible include The Orvis Company, who graciously donated three nice flyfishing rod and reel outfits, the Gary Ameden family, the Wantastiquet Rotary Club, the Norse House Ski and Sport, Fuller's Restoration, Fraternal Order of Eagles #2551, Ben and Jerry's, the Manchester Lions
The Green Mountain National Forest would like to thank all of the partners for their help and support.