WESTBOROUGH – The Westborough Civic Club held its annual fishing challenge on Saturday afternoon at Minuteman Park in town.
A popular attraction for many families, this year’s fishing challenge marked a return to normalcy, of sorts, after COVID-19 forced the cancellation of 2020’s event before delaying last year’s event.
This was the first time since 2019 that the fishing challenge took place as scheduled in May.
The event is split into three categories based on age groups. Those consist of a youth group for individuals ages eight and under, a junior group for those ages nine to 15 and an adult group for everyone older than 15.
The fishing challenge is a free event, with the only requirement being that participants register in order to be placed in the correct age category
The winner of each category is determined based on the length of their fish. First, second and third-place contestants will each receive a prize consisting of a variety of fishing gear. Whoever catches the longest fish across all categories will be given a separate grand prize.
The grand prize winner of this year’s event, as listed on the event leaderboard was junior group contender number 170, Ekat, with an 18-inch trout.
Angler 448, Ahaan, won the youth division with a 14.5-inch catch.
Angler 428, Mike, won the adult division with a 15.5-inch catch.
“It’s a great event that we’re happy to have every year,” club president Dave Reynolds said “We’re especially excited to have it this year, getting everyone back together again post-COVID.”.
See full leaderboards online at https://www.facebook.com/westboroughcivicclub/photos/pcb.5495270807152807/5495269233819631.