The following was submitted by Jack Barnes:
The Ocean Pines Anglers Club hosted the annual Art Hansen Memorial Youth Fishing Contest on Saturday morning, held at the South Gate pond in Ocean Pines.
Even with record heat, over 50 youth participated in three age groups ranging from 4 to 16.
The Department of Natural Resources was on hand to help educate and the Anglers Club provided free bait.
The young anglers managed to pull over 70 fish from the pond, which were measured and tallied by Anglers Club members. Trophies and rods and reels were awarded to the top anglers, and a drawing was held for a Mike Vitak custom rod.
Every youth that participated received a prize, thanks to the generous support of the Ocean City/Berlin Optimist Club and the ACSA [Atlantic Coast Sportfishing Association].
Shown in the photos are the first place winners for largest fish, top place finishers for most fish and Rod&Reel drawing winner.