Rotary Fishing Derby raised $4,500

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 October 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

Ashley Ward, chairman of the Orleans County Fishing Derby, presents a check today for $4,500 to Cindy Perry, president of the Albion Rotary Club. Ward, right, takes the lead on the annual derby in August. Proceeds from the event are used by the Rotary Club for community projects.

There were 690 participants in the 2013 derby, which also distributed $8,800 in prizes to anglers. Foster Miller of Holley won the $4,000 grand prize by catching the biggest fish, a 34-pound, 13-ounce Chinook salmon.