29-pounder is new leader in fishing derby

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 August 2015 at 12:00 am

POINT BREEZE – A 29-pound Chinook salmon caught by a Pennsylvania resident is the new leader of the Orleans County Fishing Derby with only three days left in the contest.

Georgia Barkdoll of McConnellsburg, Pa., reeled in the 29-pound, 0-ounce fish on Thursday. It is in the lead for the $4,000 grand prize. It knocked a 25-pound, 5-ounce salmon off the top of the leaderboard.

The derby started on Aug. 1 and continues until Aug. 16. The Albion Rotary Club puts on the annual event.
Other division leaders include:

Salmon: 25 pounds, 5 ounces – Joseph Miller of Harrisburg, Pa.;

Rainbow trout: 12 pounds, 14 ounces – Michael Ayotte, Port Charlotte, Fla.;

Brown trout: 14 pounds, 5 ounces – Chad Kennedy of Marlborough, Mass.;

Lake trout: 17 pounds, 12 ounces – Mike Engle of Hamlin, NY.

There is $8,800 in cash prizes up for grabs in the derby.

For more information on the contest, click here.