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Susan Hallock | Democrat

JOHN TUSSEL AND his dad Ron get ready to try and catch the biggest fish at Saturday’s Beaver Brook Rod and Gun Club Children’s Fishing Derby.

Hooking the kids

By Susan Hallock
TUSTEN — February 5, 2008 — Despite the rain and sleet which fell the day before, conditions on Saturday for the annual Beaver Brook Rod and Gun Club’s Children’s Fishing Derby went on without a hitch, with many youngsters showing up for the event.
“There is plenty of ice out there for today’s event and we had people here at least a half hour before we were even ready to go waiting to get out on the ice,” chairman Ron Tussel said.
The club has held this event for the past several years and it continues to get bigger every year.
“The event is about just being out there and enjoying the outdoors, and today many kids and their families are doing just that,” Tussel said.
The event organizers provided bait for the children as well as free refreshments during the day. Every child who participated received a prize.
“This event would not be possible without the help of the many volunteers of the Beaver Brook Rod and Gun Club as well as the many supporters that help with prizes and the food,” Tussel said. “This year we had donations from Hagerman’s Sport Shop in Shohola [Pa.], The Barryville Sportsman and Kurt’s Sports Shop. We thank everyone for their generous donations and help with the event.”
Winners in Saturday’s event included: Abby Bizjak, first place in the pickerel category; Mitch Vantuyl, first place in the catfish category; Amanda Magilton, first place in the perch category and Evan Bizjak, second place in the pickerel category.

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