Delayed fishing derby hooks onto new date


October 2, 2014 - 12:00 AM

After twice being delayed due to rainy weather, the 19th annual Hooked On Fishing, Not On Drugs fishing derby is a go.
Organizer Mike Ford said the truncated derby will cast off at 1 p.m. Sunday at Abbott’s Pond on North Cottonwood Street.
The derby, sponsored by the Iola Police Department and other businesses and organizations, was rained out twice in June, prompting Ford to postpone it indefinitely.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own bait, poles, fishing supplies and a drink for during the tournament.
The fishing lasts until 4 o’clock. In a departure from past HOFNOD derbies, no lunch will be provided.
Awards and trophies will go to the top three in three ages groups — 2-8, 9-12 and 13-17 — who catch the most fish in terms of weight. Overall prizes will be given for the most fish, the largest single fish and the smallest fish.
Each participant will be given another prize, Ford said.
Participants may park at the Lutheran Church, 117 E. Miller Rd.

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