Spring start off and annual fishing derby

Hi there! My name is Gabrielle and I am the new student crew leader working with the CRSA on the Aucoin Brook restoration project. I am so excited to have this opportunity and to work in such a lovely community. The season is just starting up and I've already had so much fun helping out with the annual Fishing Derby last sunday, June 5th. There is much more to come and lots to look forward to, so stay posted! 

Here's a look at last weekend's Fishing Derby at Petit Lac hosted by the CRSA! 
The derby was held during Nova Scotia's official Sportfishing weekend. This annual occurrence allows for resident and non-resident anglers to fish without a licence and provides great opportunity for people of all ages to get out for a fun day of fishing. 

This year's derby kicked off at 6am with some early birds setting up for a beautiful day of fishing. Many families started to arrive around 8am, and as the hunger started to set in, the CRSA fired up the free BBQ from 9:30am until shortly after noon. At this time, we did the final weigh-in and handed out prizes to all children and youth.

The first place prize was awarded to Emily Leblanc (12) with her mighty two pound twelve ounce brook trout. The second place prize went to Tyler Arsenault (5) who caught an impressive two pound eleven ounce brook trout. The third place angler was Dawson Timmons (10) with his superb two pound five ounce brook trout. 

A big thank you to our volunteers, as well as to everyone who came out and made this year such a big success! A special thank you to the local businesses (the Frog Pond cafe, Mr. Chicken, Wabo's Pizza and the Cheticamp Co-op) who donated the prizes for this year's event. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!