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Nearly 60 anglers sign up to participate in Clearwater Rotary's annual Ice Man fishing derby

John Cornell holds up the 49 cm long kokanee that won him first place in the 16th annual Ice Man fishing derby.

John Cornell holds up the 49 cm long kokanee that won him first place in the 16th annual Ice Man fishing derby.

Main photo: John Cornell holds up the 49 cm long kokanee that won him first place and $300 in the 16th annual Ice Man fishing derby on Dutch Lake on Sunday. Cornell has entered the derby every year and this was the first time he’s caught a fish, much less won. Spawners such as the one caught taste good Matt Phillipssmoked, said one bystander.

 

Left: Matt Phillips (l) holds up the 43.5 cm kokanee that netted him the $200 second prize. With him are Todd Phillips  and Alex Lamash.

 

 

 

 

Left: Lorne Wright took third place and $100 with the 37.1 cm fishLorne Wright he’s holding.

 

 

 

 

Below:Carissa Fraser had one of the nicer looking fish caught. The money raised goes to support Clearwater Rotary Club projects such as the student exchange. A total of 57 anglers participated and at least 15 fish measured.