Westborough Civic Club reels in 2021 Fishing Challenge

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By Laura Hayes, Senior Community Reporter

The 13th Annual Fishing Challenge was held at Minute Man Park in Westborough.
The 13th Annual Fishing Challenge was held at Minute Man Park in Westborough.
(Photo/Laura Hayes)

WESTBOROUGH – Anglers of all ages headed to Minute Man Park in Westborough for the 13th Annual Fishing Challenge, Sept. 25. 

The challenge was hosted by the Westborough Civic Club

“It’s well attended, and people are still showing up mid-day,” said Bill Kohler. “It’s going well.”

Kohler, who is the commissioner for the Civic Club’s Board of the Fishing Challenge, estimated that there were about 150 participants. 

Saturday marked the return of the event after the club was unable to host its previously scheduled events this May and in May of last year.

The Fishing Challenge was free for attendees.

The participants competed in the challenge, which was split into three categories for different age groups, to catch the biggest fish at Sandra Pond. 

For Kohler, his favorite part about the Fishing Challenge is the people. 

“There’s an example of what I like about it — a little girl with perhaps her dad holding a fishing pole and some tackle,” Kohler said as he looked out at the crowd lining the shore. “Look at the little kids, just out here with their families. That’s what it’s about.” 

 

 

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