Children storm the river's edge at Irons Park for annual fishing derby

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More than 100 children participated in the 35th annual West Branch Optimist Club's fishing derby.

The derby was held June 10, concurrent with the Department of Natural Resources free fishing weekend.

Prizes are awarded for the largest overall fish, the largest fish in two age groups, the first fish and the first fisher to limit out with five fish. All children that participated would win a prize.

The event was sponsored by Colonial Bakery, Brothers Bait and Tackle and the West Branch McDonalds.

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