May 27, 2018

Results From 2018 Seekonk Lions Fishing Derby

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The Seekonk Lions Club held its Sixth Annual Doug Allan Fishing Tournament on Patriots Day. A forecast of rain predicted for days and we had 40 kids plus their parents and grandparents show up for a rain soaked derby. Young kids 3 to 15 years old battling the elements.

Overall it was thumbs up! There were a few fish caught in conditions that would make most anglers pack it in...But not our crew!!! After getting drenched, we all went to the American Legion and had lunch supplied by Chick-Fil-A! We also had hot coffee and hot chocolate from Young's Caterers and Dunkin Donuts to boot. And had a raffle with the greatest prizes around!

We’d like to thank the Seekonk DPW for supplying our sound system and construction cones for the day. Plus our entire prize sponsors...Friendly’s Ice Cream, Purple Cow, Natalie’s Pizza, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Gasbarro Liquors, Launch RI Trampoline Park, Michelletti’s Restaurant, Bass Pro Shops, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cuzin’s Pizza, Seekonk Grand Prix, Skyzone Trampoline Park, United Skates of America, and Ryan Amusements. Also a big thank you to The Grist Mill Tavern for the support we get every year.

Our Fishing champs this year include two veterans and new comer. Cameron Sears caught a nice 15.25” rainbow. Logan Laplante had a 15”. And Steven Morgado caught two rainbows at 15” and 14.5” respectfully. It was a short derby, but these champs know their stuff and will be enshrined into the Doug Allan Fishing Derby Hall of Fame for battling rain and wind while pulling in these beauties. Tickets will be on sale soon!

The Seekonk Lions would like to thank all our volunteers for a great job. This was the toughest yet! We look forward to seeing you all next year hopefully with better weather.

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