Thursday, September 22, 2011

Photos and news coverage from the senior fishing derby

To see photos taken during the Sept. 21 derby, click here:  View album

For the Loveland Reporter-Herald coverage of the event by reporter Pamela Dickman, look here

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Senior Fishing Derby!

Okay, the fish were a little slow to bite, but it didn't seem to interfere with the good times had by all at the Loveland Fishing Club's first-ever Senior Fishing Derby.  Watch this space for a slide show of the day's events.  And here are the winners:
Craziest Hat, Archie Aman
Largest fish  Ed Leeper
Smallest fish, Jill Lerew
Oldest fishermen, Gerald Haughton  and Edward Roberts (96)
First fish of the day -  Ray Freland
Largest Fish, Ed Leeper
Archie Aman, craziest hat
Smallest fish, Jill Lerew
Oldest fisherman, Edward Roberts (96)

Edward Roberts, also oldest at 96, with LFC's Keith Gentry


Friday, September 16, 2011

Okay, Merle is this year's club derby winner

Merle Boden tallied the biggest stringer of the day on Tuesday, Sept. 14, yanking four trout from Flatiron Reservoir with a total length of 50 1/2".  He won a cash prize and will have his name inscribed on the traveling trophy.

Norm Engelbrecht followed closely with a four-fish total of 49 1/2 inches, and Dennis Kelsey was third with 49 inches.

Dave Harem won for biggest fish, 13 1/2 inches.  Thirty-eight anglers competing at this year's annual event.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Grab your worms and your snagging hooks! Time for the annual Fishing Derby!

Mark this on your calendar:  8 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, September 21, the date for the annual club fishing tournament, the one time a year when we toss aside our traditional spirit of non-competition and travel to Flatiron Reservoir to decide the club's top angler.

It's free, and includes a free lunch and the possibility of a cash prize, so expect a good turnout.  OUr cook will be last year's winner, Dennis Kelsey.

Here are directions and other information about the lake, a part of Larimer County Parks and Open Space.  The county charges a daily entrance fee, so if you don't have a sticker, be at the southeast corner of the K-Mart parking lot to carpool with someone who does.

Prizes for this fourth-annual event will be awarded for biggest fish, biggest stringer, and second-and third-biggest stringer.  The limit on trout is four. There's no wading and no boating, and we can only fish with one pole at a time.  And you can only use one lure or hook at a time - so if you must try worms, corn and Gulp! simultaneously, bring a big hook.