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April 26, 1993
Manchester to hold Fish Derby June 26Children age 15 and younger are invited to participate in Manchester's 1993 Fish Derby June 26 at the pond in Christmas Tree Park.The date was incorrectly given in the town's April 1 newsletter.Anglers may preregister in the town office until June 16 for 50 cents.Registration on the day of the derby will be $1.On derby day, children ages 9 to 15 may register from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and fish from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.Children 8 and younger may register from 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. and fish from 10:30 a.m. until noon.
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March 5, 2011
Recreational anglers and state fisheries managers struck gold — literally — a few years back when they decided to work together to coax the first fish of spring back to its rightful place at the front of the calendar. Saturday, they celebrated their success. At North East Town Park, a waterfront spot in Cecil County with plenty of piers and shoreline, anglers of all ages reeled in a mess of yellow perch. These golden fish with distinctive black markings are welcomed at any fish fry. As the sun played peek-a-boo with the clouds, little guys barely bigger than a bait bucket, fashion-conscious teen-aged girls and senior citizens cast and retrieved, laughed and teased, and knocked the rust off fishing skills that most of them had put on the shelf before Thanksgiving.
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NEWS
July 28, 1997
Fishing derby participants get certificatesManchester Parks Foundation recently presented certificates at its annual youth fishing derby.Paige Shaw and Zachery Ritz caught the first fish. Kellie Pope and Laura Rill caught the last fish. Jeremy Ritz and Jeffrey Rill caught the longest fish.The heaviest fish were caught by Kyle Forbes and Jennifer Hyde. Rickey Hyde and Matt Thurston caught the smallest fish.Jeremy Ritz caught the most fish in his age group. In the older group, Jennifer Hyde, Zachery Ritz and Ashley Ritz caught the most.
SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON | April 19, 2009
ABOARD NRP 141 -Beautiful day. Boats with fishing rods sprouting from their tops and sides cutting deep white V's into the water. People smiling and waving. It's opening day of the spring striped bass season, the end of winter and the beginning of another wonderful run of fishing. So why am I so bummed out? Because this week starts the sentencing in federal court of five watermen who admitted they stole millions of dollars' worth of striped bass from the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River over five years.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | March 4, 2001
Mayor Martin O'Malley's folks have issued the 2001 "Pocket Guide to Boating and Fishing," and one sentence on Page 8 makes me smile. And I quote: "No fishing from bridges (except designated platforms on Dulaney Valley Road Bridge at Loch Raven and on Nicodemus Road Bridge)." It's official. Fishing from the bridge over Liberty Reservoir is legal. About a year ago, Baltimore Watershed Police officers began following the letter of the law instead of common-sense tradition. They ran anglers off the Nicodemus Bridge, threatening tickets and fines and other horrible things.
NEWS
By Pat Brodowski and Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 11, 2001
WITH BRUSHES AND pencils in hand, Christine Wenderoth of Hampstead visits children at home to inspire art. "These are customized lessons, according to the child's interest," said Wenderoth, a professional artist who has exhibited in Lancaster, Pa., and California. "Customizing means indirectly teaching," she added. "If they're painting, I teach color theory. In a dragon drawing, we're talking about hatch lines. It's not a sequential thing, and the kids are more willing to try things. We're more free.
SPORTS
By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | August 7, 2004
OCEAN CITY - First, Brett Jamison stunned himself and his crew by catching the big fish before his competition had really gotten started. Then, he had to endure four long, anxious days, wondering if his work would remain unsurpassed. Last night, Jamison finally could relax and celebrate after walking away from the 31st White Marlin Open with an estimated $1.34 million for his trouble. Jamison, 25, of Virginia Beach, Va., an angler aboard the Canyon Express, earned a record-breaking prize in what is believed to be the largest, most lucrative billfish tournament in the world by hooking an 84-pound white on Monday.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | February 3, 2002
Flipping around the TV last Saturday, I caught the final weigh-in of the four-day Wal-Mart FLW Tour's season opener. Yeah, I know I trashed bass shows a while back, but this was different. The announcer said the magic word: "Maryland." Sure enough, the winner of the event on Florida's Lake Okeechobee was J.T. Kenney of Frostburg, who took home $110,000. "I never really knew I had the tournament won," Kenney says. "I always thought that if I was catching fish, everyone else was, too." He says he was flipping a Blue Shadow Gambler crawdad with a five-sixteenths-ounce weight into the dirty water around the grasses and bulrushes.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown | November 25, 2001
Three Baltimore youth arts programs made big catches -- and the event organizers were delightedly caught by surprise -- as the "Legg Mason Big Catch Dinner & Auction" netted more than $370,000 for the Mayor's Advisory Commission on Arts and Culture arts grants program, Baltimore City School Fine Arts Program, and the mayor's initiative to wire all city classrooms. Some 450 guests gathered at the Walters Art Museum for the culminating event of the city's Fish Out of Water program. For several months, fish sculptures -- decorated by local artists -- had dotted the city landscape.
SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON | May 6, 2007
Toni Quigley caught my fish. After looking at the photo below this column, I'm betting she caught your fish, too. Heck, there's enough fish there for an entire Boy Scout troop. Sadly for us, however, Quigley is the angler of record. The Pasadena woman was trolling off Chesapeake Beach last Tuesday with her husband, Steve, aboard Backfin. They bought their boat three years ago and named it in honor of their other passion, crabbing. Steve has been fishing for 20 years; Toni, since they got the boat.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | May 6, 2007
Toni Quigley caught my fish. After looking at the photo below this column, I'm betting she caught your fish, too. Heck, there's enough fish there for an entire Boy Scout troop. Sadly for us, however, Quigley is the angler of record. The Pasadena woman was trolling off Chesapeake Beach last Tuesday with her husband, Steve, aboard Backfin. They bought their boat three years ago and named it in honor of their other passion, crabbing. Steve has been fishing for 20 years; Toni, since they got the boat.
SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON | August 6, 2006
For six years, the Joe Judge Fishing Derby had the feel of an event scripted from beyond: A grieving youngster catching his first fish, a burdened mom enjoying a day on the Chesapeake Bay and forgetting some of her worries, a family stunned by the death of a loved one coming together on the shimmering blue water and sharing a laugh. In one way, Wednesday was different. But in the most important ways, the seventh annual derby was not. The difference was the absence of Donna Judge, the founder of the event and guiding force each year.
SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,SUN REPORTER | May 31, 2006
ON THE CHOPTANK RIVER -- More than 40 years ago, Boog Powell found his major league progress slowed by a first baseman nicknamed Diamond Jim. Yesterday, another Diamond Jim gave Powell a tough time, unceremoniously slapping the Orioles legend with its tail and leaving him soggy. "This is one of the few times you'll see me do this," said Powell, an avid fisherman, as he let the feisty, 28-inch striped bass slide through his fingers and into the depths. Before the escape, a state biologist decorated that fish and four others with slender, neon-green tags.
SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON | August 22, 2004
Lots of people have rockfish stories. Austin Conners has Iraq fish stories. That's what happens when the government issues you new marching orders and sends your unit on an all-expense-paid trip to Baghdad. Conners, who has family in Howard County, is a Specialist E-4 in the Army. He provides communications services from the "Green Zone," the nerve center of the new Iraq. His dad is a retired military man working for the state of Montana, where fishing and hunting are a part of growing up. "I just celebrated my 23rd birthday," Conners wrote me. "I have been a fisherman since I can remember.
SPORTS
By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | August 7, 2004
OCEAN CITY - First, Brett Jamison stunned himself and his crew by catching the big fish before his competition had really gotten started. Then, he had to endure four long, anxious days, wondering if his work would remain unsurpassed. Last night, Jamison finally could relax and celebrate after walking away from the 31st White Marlin Open with an estimated $1.34 million for his trouble. Jamison, 25, of Virginia Beach, Va., an angler aboard the Canyon Express, earned a record-breaking prize in what is believed to be the largest, most lucrative billfish tournament in the world by hooking an 84-pound white on Monday.
SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON | November 24, 2002
Dan Davis sleeps with the fishes. But unlike Luca Brasi, the Godfather's favorite enforcer, Davis has a story with a happy ending: a state record. On Nov. 15, while on a marathon fishing weekend, Davis pulled from the Assateague surf a record Atlantic rockfish that broke the 1994 mark by almost 3 pounds. Davis lives in Littlestown, Pa., just above Taneytown. He lives on - I'm not making this up - Fish and Game Road. He learned to surf fish in North Carolina, but when transportation became an issue, he took up fishing on Assateague.
NEWS
By Pat Brodowski and Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 30, 1999
FISHERMEN through age 15 turned out at Walnut Pond in Manchester on June 19 for the annual Youth Fishing Derby sponsored by Manchester Parks Foundation.The Northern Maryland Bassmasters Association members measured and weighed each fish caught by the children before releasing them. Live bait and prizes were provided by Reisterstown Bait and Tackle.The first group, about 20 children up to age 9, fished for 90 minutes. Brian Snyder had the first lucky nibble, and caught the first fish and a prize.
SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON | February 3, 2002
Flipping around the TV last Saturday, I caught the final weigh-in of the four-day Wal-Mart FLW Tour's season opener. Yeah, I know I trashed bass shows a while back, but this was different. The announcer said the magic word: "Maryland." Sure enough, the winner of the event on Florida's Lake Okeechobee was J.T. Kenney of Frostburg, who took home $110,000. "I never really knew I had the tournament won," Kenney says. "I always thought that if I was catching fish, everyone else was, too." He says he was flipping a Blue Shadow Gambler crawdad with a five-sixteenths-ounce weight into the dirty water around the grasses and bulrushes.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown | November 25, 2001
Three Baltimore youth arts programs made big catches -- and the event organizers were delightedly caught by surprise -- as the "Legg Mason Big Catch Dinner & Auction" netted more than $370,000 for the Mayor's Advisory Commission on Arts and Culture arts grants program, Baltimore City School Fine Arts Program, and the mayor's initiative to wire all city classrooms. Some 450 guests gathered at the Walters Art Museum for the culminating event of the city's Fish Out of Water program. For several months, fish sculptures -- decorated by local artists -- had dotted the city landscape.
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