Father’s Day Fishing at Pondside Park

fishing derby1The 2016 Father’s Day Fishing Derby was a huge success!fishing derby7

June 19th was a beautiful day and many families came to enjoy Pondside Park and try their luck fishing.

fishing derby5This year there were ~ 40 children participating in the noon-2pm event.



The largest fish reeled in was a 26″ carp.  Bluegill and bass were also caught. (** Please know that the pond is NOT stocked– these fish all live here).fishing derby6

fishing derby2Thank you to HP Recreation Committee members  Paul Baly, Tom Gleason, and Megan Dippolito, who ran the event and handed out bait & prizes.



Thank you to Boy Scout Troop 616, with troop leaders Ralph Bucceroni and Jim Pankauski, who were at the Derby selling refreshments and helping where ever needed.


And thank you Megan for the photos!fishing derby3

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