12th annual fishing rodeo a big success

These local kids took home awards for catching the most fish from the pond at Luther Glass Park in Peacthree City. Photo/Special.

More than 50 children participated in the 12th annual Fayette County Youth Fishing Rodeo Aug. 10 at the Luther Glass Park located in Peachtree City. 

Fifty-three youngsters participated in the free event, which was organized by the Peachtree City Bass Anglers in conjunction with the Peachtree City Recreation & Special Events Department and the Southern Conservation Trust. Event organizers provided fishing poles, buckets and bait to hot dogs and drinks. Every participant received a goody bag.

Participants were divided into three age groups and competed for awards for the total weight of fish caught. Winners in each category were:

• 5-7 year olds Shawn Sawer, 1st place, 1.10 lbs.; Taylor Oldham, 2nd, .85 lbs; Braden Dunham, 3rd .66 lbs.; and Ryan Gasken, 4th, .63 lbs.

• 8 – 10 year olds Mary Faught, 1st place, 2.02 lbs.; Even Gizelbach, 2nd, 1.15 lbs.; Joey Hawthorne, 3rd, .66 lbs.; and Coleman Cambell, 4th, .51 lbs.

• 11 – 13 Year olds: P.J. Shukstor, 1st place, 1.10 lbs.; 2nd Place Iain Hemenway, .74 lbs.; Elese Allen, 3rd, .67 lbs.; and Beka Algaze, 4th, .52 lbs.

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Big shout out of thanks to Peachtree City Bass Anglers in conjunction with the Peachtree City Recreation & Special Events Department and the Southern Conservation Trust.

This was our first time participating and we will be back next year.

Great group of people instilling the love of fishing to our youth.

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