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Anglers of All Ages, Abilities Go Fish

The Knee Deep Club hosted its annual Junior Derby and Handicapped Outing on Saturday, bringing dozens of young and disabled anglers to Memorial Park in Mt. Arlington.

Forty people entered the day’s events, with 61 fish weighed in, including 39 catfish.

The top anglers were:

1st place-Tom Fernandez, 2.1 LMB- Hopatcong

2nd place- Matthew Baylor, 1.15 cat- Mt. Arlington

3rd place- Nicholas Healy, 1.14 cat-Vernon

4th place- Austin Cole, 1.2 cat-Mt. Arlington

5th place- Daniel McCarthy, 1.2 cat- Hopatcong

6th place- Alex Hansen, 1.1 cat- Roxbury

7th place- Jimmy Bonnell, 1 lb. cat- Mt. Arlington

8th place- Kaitlyn Dempsey, 1 lb. cat, Landing

The annual June derby for youth has been a Knee Deep Club institution for decades, and the Handicapped Outing started in 1975 and is currently funded by the William H. and Sadie R. Cutter Trust Fund and the Cheeseborough-Summit Home for Children.

Jim Salerno took photos at Saturday’s event. (For more information about the Knee Deep Club, visit the group’s website, kneedeepclub.org.)

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