26th Annual Fishing Derby Winners

The Pike County Commissioners held their 26th Annual Fishing Derby for Children on April 20, 2024, at Lily Pond. The derby had a great turnout with nearly 250 registered participants!

Prizes included fishing poles, rods and reel kits, and other fishing instruments were awarded to the largest catch among each age group: Winners are as follows:

5 & Under

6 to 7 yr olds

8 to 9 yr olds

Lucas Beers

Jason Montana

Westlyn Hicks

Catori Voughan

Michael Zuccarelli

Evan Beebe

Johnny Montana

Matthew Marshall

Jayce Ross – Tie

Chelsi Cannalley – Tie

10 to 11 yr olds

12 to 13 yr olds

14 to 15 yr olds

Raylan Spath  

Evan Dellatore

Jayce Washer 

Mason Beech*

Jacob Yankowicz

Myles Johnson

Michael Gomez

James Barbera

Sampson Dellatore


The largest tout recorded was 17 inches and caught by Mason Beech in the 12 to 13 year age group. The grand prize for overall largest trout was a new fishing pole, tackle box, a tote/stadium seat donated by Blue Ridge Communications, and a $25 gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods donated by Ray’s Auto!

The Commissioners would like to thank the many sponsors and volunteers who made this event a great success! The Commissioners extend a special thank you to Northwell Health for their generous donation of $5K, which covered the cost of stocking the pond, and also to the Pike County Maintenance staff for setting up the event.

The complete list of sponsors include:

  • Affordable Medical Transportation
  • Blooming Grove Hunt & Fish Club
  • Blue Ridge Communications
  • Friends of Warrior Football
  • Hagemann's Bait and Tackle
  • Lemon Family
  • LJ Bogumil Inc
  • Luhrs' True Value Hardware
  • Matamoras Rod & Gun Club
  • McGrath Family
  • Northwell Health
  • Pike County Outfitters
  • Pike County Federation of Sportsmen’s Club
  • Pike County Maintenance Staff
  • Pike County Sheriff’s Office
  • Ray’s Truck and Auto Repair
  • Volunteers- Randy Fuller and James Leiser


Photo ID: Back Row: Pike County Maintenace Staff Member Pat DeFrancesco; Commissioner Matthew Osterberg; Volunteer, Randy Fuller; Pike County Maintenace Supervisor Ed Haberzettl. Front Row: 5 & Under Winner, Lucas Beers; and Pike County Commissioners Office Staff and Fishing Derby Coordinator, Lorraine Lombardo.