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32nd Annual Kids Fishing Contest To Be Held At Andover Ponds next Saturday


Trophies will awarded for four age groups, door prizes galore

From the Andover Wetlands Project,

 The Town of Andover Wetlands Project will be the scene for the annual Kids Fishing Contest which will be held on Saturday, August 26th   at the Andover Ponds (Route 21) from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Registration will begin at 7:45 a.m.  Trophies will be awarded at 2:45 p.m.  There is no entry fee. 

Age groups include: 5 and under, 6 – 8, 9 – 11, and 12 to 15.  Trophies will be awarded to the top three fish in each age group.  There will also be trophies for the smallest, largest and most fish of the day.  Other categories with trophies awarded are for largest bass and largest carp.  There is also a special award in memory of Senators Jess Present and Pat McGee who were supporters of the Wetlands Project since its inception.  The award is given to a participant who displays the qualities of Perseverance, Dedication, and Persistence which were the characteristics of the Senators.

Refreshments will be available free of charge.  Pepsi Cola of Elmira has donated the soda.  Chips are donated by Frito Lay of Olean, Stroehmans (Bimbo Bakeries) of Olean  for the rolls.  Other donations are pending.

There will also be drawings and raffles for door prizes provided thus far by Andover Hardware, Deer Run Campground, Kent Farms, Walker Metalsmiths, Certified Safety Products, Vars Engineering & Development, Andover Chamber of Commerce, Wilkins Realty Appraisals, Andover Rod & Gun Club, Harold Ford Inc. Machinist Union 1580 of Wellsville, Truax Brothers Inc./Better Days, Elks Lodge #1495 of Wellsville; Loyal Order Of Moose #601;  J. W. Embser & Sons Funeral Home,  East Dyke Depot & Childs Properties of Wellsville; First Citizens Community Bank, Allegany County SCOPE;  Arvos -Ljungstrom Group of Wellsville,  Cartwright’s Maple Tree Inn, ,  Otis Eastern,  Burger King of Wellsville, Wegman’s of Hornell, General Roofing Supply of Wellsville; Maple City Savings Bank of Hornell, Applebee’s of Hornell;  , VFW Post 2530 & American Legion Post 702 of Wellsville, Alfred Pharmacy,  Fishers Pharmacy, Serv U Credit Union, ALCO Federal Credit Union.   Also, The New York State Conservation Officer’s Association, Southern Tier Concrete Products of Alfred; Community Bank, Layfields Racing Connections Inc   National companies include: Eagle Claw, Zoom Bait Company, Zebco Family Fishing, Gitzit Lures, Magic Bait, Betts Lures, Fish USA, The Sutton Company, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Hookers Terminal Tackle, Skimmer Baits, Sportsmans Warehouse, South Bend/Calcutta Outdoors, Tackle Direct, and The Bass Foundation among other national fishing companies. 

Trophies are courtesy of the Town of Andover and provided by Sports Fanatic of Hornell.

Volunteers are needed to help with the contest and if you would like to help, or for more information, please call 585-593-1624 or 585-610-2241.  For information about the event, please see our website:

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