Anglers Club news

Jim McWhirter

After a busy November with six fishing derbies for the “kids,” we have begun scheduling derbies for the spring. One of our most popular derbies is on March 31, the day before Easter, where grandparents can take their grandchildren fishing. Watch for more details on this event in the March Splash.

The number of fish caught this fall was down from previous years. The club re-stocked Lake 6 in December with over 300 one-and-a-half to two-pound catfish. The Anglers feed these fish twice a week to assure their survival and growth. People are welcome to fish in Lake 6 with a valid fishing license, but please remember this is a “catch and release” lake only. Some very nice three-pound-plus catfish have been caught in this lake, and more are waiting for your bait.

The annual Anglers Fish Fry was discussed in our December 5 meeting. The decision to continue this event is still on the table. The December Anglers Flea Market was a successful venture. Make plans to attend the next Flea Market on Saturday, January 20, from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. We always have some great bargains and treasures you didn’t know you needed until you see them. Thanks to all of you who have donated items for us to sell. New donations are always needed and appreciated.

Ten new rods and reels, plus tackle, were recently purchased to replace those needing to be retired after years of use. The club maintains a stock of 30 fishing outfits for the young anglers.

We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, and we wish you a new year filled with joy.