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Rods were in Charlie Lake all weekend as young ones got the chance on Saturday to learn the basics about fishing, then apply those skills the next day in the Father’s Day fishing derby. The event was a hit for all involved as organizers said it had been the most fish that had been brought in compared to past years.

It was the fifth year running for the derby, and was a great success said organizer Tammi Drapeau.

“I know we had more fish brought in and weighed in and more people checked in than I’ve had in the last few years,” she said. “Given it’s my fifth anniversary with these events I’m super impressed and super happy with everything.”

She added the main reason why she helps in putting on the derby is the reactions of kids and their parents.

“That’s the reason I keep on doing it is because of people coming out here and how much they enjoy it. I teach the kids on the Saturday how to fish. I get the parents coming back saying it was so much fun. I had one kid that was suppose to be at a soccer tournament. He had so much fun Saturday that he insisted on coming fishing with his family. That was worth everything to me.”

Below are the results from the derby:


1. Chris Lofgren 7 lbs 11 oz

2. Kehlan Huhn 5 lbs

3. Lane Navratil 3 lbs 10 oz


1. Liam Harris 3 lbs 10 oz

2. Dreama Huhn 3 lbs 6 oz

3. Trevor Laminski 2 lbs 12 oz

4. Tyler Laminski 2 lbs 10 oz

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