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St. Joseph's Kids Fishing Derby Produces Great Catches -
Submitted by Tim Acerno - 04-15-13

The Derby was held Saturday April 13, 2013 at the Epping Conservation Pond on High Road in Epping and was open to all children under the age of 12. The Kids Fishing Derby was held by the Knights of Columbus from St. Joseph Church in Epping.

Approximately 30 children registered for the Derby.  Special thanks go to the Raymond Fire Fighters Association and the Epping Police benevolent Association for their donation to purchase the fish and to Waldron's Bait and Tackle through the Raymond Ben Franklin store for their donation of worms to be used for the Derby and to Wal-Mart of Epping for the cash donation used to purchase prizes for the children.

The Epping Conservation Pond is a Kids Fishing Pond open to children under the age of 15.  175 Brook Trout were purchased and a matching 175 Brook Trout were provided by the NH Fish and Game Department for the purpose of the Derby. There are still a lot of fish in the pond for children. With the Epping schools on vacation this week and the Raymond schools on vacation next week it's an opportunity for parents looking for something to do with their children!


Anthony Harding fishing with his Grandfather Mikol Greenwood, Mike is one of the Deputy Chiefs of the Raymond Fire Department.

Anthony Harding accepting his 2nd place trophy for the largest fish caught

Jack Edwards accepting his prize for catching the largest fish of the Derby

Jack Edwards showing off 3 of the fish he caught
during the Derby

























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