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Annual Trout Derby set for weekend

By JOHN STEGEMAN, PDT Sports Editor

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Wayne Allen


PDT Staff Writer


The 48th Annual Portsmouth Area Jaycees Trout Derby is set to take place Saturday, April 27 at Turkey Creek Lake with fishing starting at 6 a.m.


Charles Hammond, Trout Derby Chairman for the Portsmouth Area Jaycees said this fishing tournament is offered free of charge for the community.


“This is a family oriented event that has something to offer everyone,” Hammond said.


Prizes will be awarded for the largest fish in three categories, teens 13-17, adult 18-59 and seniors 60 and older.


This year will feature a new fly fishing area, located at Turkey Creek and the Backpack Trail Parking Lot.


The event will feature a special fishing area for kids 12 and under with prizes awarded for catching tagged fish.


Activities of the day include an appearance by Woody the Owl and a number of children’s activities such as games, fishing education, face painting and many more.


The Scioto Soil and Water Conservation District will hold aquarium and fishing programs starting at 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.


A Birds of Prey Program will be held at 8 a.m. in the kids fishing area. Participants will be able to see a Red Tailed Hawk, American Kestrel and a Great Horned Owl.


Southern Ohio Medical Center will be offering blood pressure reading and healthy lifestyles education from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the kids fishing area.


An Electro-Fishing Demonstration will be given by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. at Roosevelt Lake.


The awards ceremony for the day will take place at 3 p.m. at the campground amphitheater.


For more information about the trout derby call 740-353-6708.


Wayne Allen may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 228, or tallen@civitasmedia.com. For breaking news, follow Wayne on Twitter @WayneallenPDT.

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