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New leader for $4K grand prize in Orleans County Fishing Derby

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 August 2018 at 1:51 pm

There is a new leader in the Orleans County Fishing Derby after Joseph Miller of Harrisburg, Pa., caught a nearly 30-pound Chinook salmon on Saturday.

Miller’s 29-pound, 14-ounce fish knocked a 26-pound, 14-ounce salmon from atop the leaderboard.

The biggest fish caught during the derby, which started Aug. 4 and continues until Aug. 19, is worth a $4,000 grand prize.

The fishing derby’s total prizes are $8,800, which includes the top 5 fish in four divisions: salmon, rainbow trout, brown trout and lake trout. There is also a $200 bonus prize for the biggest fish caught by an Orleans County resident.

Click here to see the leaderboard and to find out more about the derby, which is sponsored by the Albion Rotary Club.

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