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Cobden Fishing Derby


The Cobden Civitan Club held its annual Fishing Derby and 50/50 draw on Saturday, February 5th, an icefishing competition and fundraiser on the Muskrat Lake.

“Tickets are up, enrollment is up. It’s all up!” Civitan President John Cull said.

The event was made into a ‘virtual derby’ last year, with no actual ice-fishing, just the draw and prizes, though this year the event was held proper.

Winners for Largest Trout caught were Dave Cartman in 1st with 31” 1/8 fish, with Al Macdonald and Pat Frasso with the 2nd and 3rd.

Winner for Largest Pike was Bill Pettigrew, with a 29” 1/2 fish, followed by Dean Barrett with 29” 1/8, and John Weisenburg with 28” 5/8.

Largest Perch went to Pat Deloughery at 12’ 14, with Matt Troutman taking the second-place Pike at 12” 1/4, and Brandon Chaput with 11” 3/8.

Lilly Smith won the Girl’s Junior Derby with a 9” fish, with Katie Rigden tying with her for fish size, and Alexis Malcolm following up with 8” 3/4.

Mason Raglan won the Boys’ Junior Derby with a 27” 7/10 fish, followed by Dylin Raglin with 26” and Brecklyn Gregoire 10” 3/4.

Cull presented a $10,000 cheque to Hospice Renfrew, received by Executive Director Marjorie Joly on February 6, when the draws for prizes took place, posted on the Civitan Club of Cobden’s Facebook Page.

Chris Godin won the 50/50 draw, winning $9084.75.

Brad Brown won a 14’ Pricecraft Fisherman Boat and Mercury 8HP 4 Stoke motor, contributed by Dick Plummer Marina in Pembroke.

Hunter Muselak won a Green Egg BBQ from Huckabone Garage.

Vernie Schnider won a Yeti Roadie 24 Hard Cooler and Hoodie, from Thunderbolt Contracting Ltd. In Carp.

Rose Fanning won a $150 gift card to Cobden Subway.

Nadia McLean won a 65’ Big Screen TV, contributed by BonaVista Campgrounds.