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Fishing Fun Day a big success

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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Eight-month-old Marleigh McLin and her father Charlie McLin (left) caught the largest fish during Fishing Fun Day, Saturday, Sept. 15. They caught a 14-inch channel cat fish. The event was hosted by the Brazil Parks Board and took place at Craig Park.
It was an absolutely beautiful day, perfect for fishing.

And 120 children and their families did just that Saturday, Sept. 15, during the eighth Fishing Fun Day, sponsored by the Brazil City Parks and Recreation Board.

The event took place from 9 a.m.-noon, at Craig Park.

The cool air felt refreshing like autumn might actually be near.

The bright sun shone through a blue sky full of fluffy, cotton ball clouds.

L.T. Clark, a local sports enthusiast, gave instruction on fishing and equipment.

The fish had a hefty appetite for worms.

Larry Creed, who has attended Fishing Fun Day for the past five years, brought his three children.

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Eight-year-old twin brothers Hank and Hayden Slater each caught fish at the Fishing Fun Day Saturday, Sept. 15. The event was hosted by the Brazil Parks Board and took place at Craig Park.
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Stuart bennett caught three blue gill at the Fishing Fun Day Saturday, Sept. 15. The event was hosted by the Brazil Parks Board and took place at Craig Park.
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Eight-year-old Sierra Paul was the bicycle winner at Fishing Fun Day Saturday, Sept. 15. The event was hosted by the Brazil Parks Board and took place at Craig Park.
Together, they caught a total of 10 fish.

Colton Wylie brought in 13 blue gill.

Charlie McLin spent the morning fishing with his 8-month-old daughter, Marliegh. Together, they caught the largest fish, at 14-inches and 1 pound, a channel catfish.

More than 100 fish, blue gill, red ears, catfish and bass were caught during the event.

Hot dogs and Pepsi were available for everyone.

All children 12-under received a prize.

Also, 12 bicycles and two tricycles were given away. The event was free for all children.

The Parks Board sponsored the event, but the majority of the cost was met by contributions from local organizations, businesses, politicians, individuals and several generous anonymous donors.

"It's nice to see the families spending their time together fishing like this and having fun," Parks Board President Ruthann Jeffries said. "This is their park and we want them to enjoy it."



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