WORD’s 22nd Annual Fun Fish Event was a huge success with over 1,600 people in attendance. Families came out and enjoyed a fun day of fishing on the Guadalupe River, participating in the educational games and spending quality time together.
Each year we have some of the most dedicated people come out to help with Fun Fish, and this year was no exception. There were over 100 volunteers that showed up to assist in various capacities. Thank you for all your help!
Our sincere thanks and appreciation also goes out to the following businesses, not only for providing supplies and services, but for coming out to volunteer on the day of the event.
- Camp Huaco Springs
- Culligan Water
- High Sierra Toilet Company
- Hill Country Waste Solutions
- Lowe's Supermarket
- Rust Game Place
- Texas Parks & Wildlife
- Wright Distributing
There were close to 3,000 fish stocked the day of the event. Nine tagged fish were caught, making a total of $300 in cash prize awards given out. In addition to cash prizes, trophies were presented to participants who caught the longest fish in their age group. Below are this year's winners:
GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Noah Castilleja 17.75 in.
1st Place: Samuel Freeman 13 in.
2nd Place: Fernando Landavazo 12.75 in.
3rd Place: Jayce De Jesus 11.75 in.
1st Place: Ryder Jendrzey 16 in.
2nd Place: Hunter Hoss 12.5 in.
3rd Place: Elijah Nelson 11.5 in.
1st Place: Brynley Jackson 17 in.
2nd Place: Gabriel Koenig 14.5 in.
3rd Place: Quincy Wolfe 12 in.
1st Place: Noah Stoll 12 in.
2nd Place: Sy Flores 11.5 in.
3rd Place: Cheyanne Day 11.5 in.
Before the tournament began, educational stations were set-up by various organizations to educate the kids on a variety of topics. TPWD Angler Education, Keep Canyon Lake Beautiful, South Central Texas Water Safety Coalition, and the Operation Game Thief trailer were the presenters this year. Parents and kiddos had an opportunity to go through the stations to play water safety games, participate in a composting activity, learn about poaching, and go through several educational tables set-up to teach about fishing. Thank you vendors for coming out and spending the day with us!
We hope everyone had a great time and hope to see you next year. (Check out our Facebook page for pics of this year's event.)