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Hackensack kicks off first week of children's fishing contest

Week one was a great start to the Hackensack Children’s Fishing Contest (HCFC). The weather was fantastic, slight breeze rippling the lake with barely a cloud in the sky. Vitamin D was flowing while the 51 kids caught 194 fish while parents, grandparents and friends watched, cheered and helped them. Each week we will have a memorial picture for Robert Kennedy, father of the HCFC who passed away on April 28th, with a border frame for everyone to sign. Stop by and sign it in remembrance of him.

All the usual things are happening at the contest this year – free bait, free hot dogs, free pop/water, free minnow races and a free casting contest. Bring a pole and PFD (life jacket) and come have fun, for ages 0-15. Everyone receives prizes and anyone can be the grand champion and win the rod/reel combo with tackle box full of tackle.

This year, the contest runs every Tuesday through Aug. 20. And brand new this year, we are giving away a $400 Garmin GPS at the end of the year. Each registering youth can enter one time for the year (duplicate entries will be thrown out) and we will draw the winner at the end of the season. Need not be present to win, just to enter!

Visit for more information, weekly results and lots of photos.

Grand prize winner was Jake C. of Lebanon, Ind.

Minnow racing winner was Grace N. of Hackensack.

0-5 Year Olds (11 Kids, 26 Fish)

Largest Fish: Kyla P. (3.5 oz)

First Fish: Madeline P.

Most Fish: Ryan C.

Smallest Fish: Breanna (3-3/8 inches)

6-9 Year Olds (23 Kids, 73 Fish)

Largest Fish: Quentin D. (8 oz)

First Fish: Timothy J.

Most Fish: Piper W.

Smallest Fish: Gavin C. (3 1/4 inches)

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