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Originally published in Castine Patriot, February 7, 2019 and Island Ad-Vantages, February 7, 2019 and The Weekly Packet, February 7, 2019
Calling all anglers: Slim’s Fishing Derby

by Faith DeAmbrose

This year the 10th annual Slim’s Fishing Derby will be held on February 16 and 17 across all legal waters of Hancock County. Along with cash awards, there will be a grand prize and numerous door prize drawings held throughout the event.

There is a grand prize, $1,000 cash, along with cash prizes for first and second place in the following categories: bass, brown trout, salmon, togue and splake.

In the “Kids Category” a lifetime fishing license is the prize for the largest perch or pickerel and Inland Fish & Wildlife is sponsoring a cash prize for the smallest two togue from Beech Hill.

Register online at, or purchase advance tickets at Beckett’s Bait in Orland. The weigh station will be open at Toddy Pond Public Landing, Acadia Highway, in Orland for the tournament from 3 to 5 p.m. both days and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the kids’ category. A food truck will also be stationed at that location throughout the derby.

The weekend also coincides with a “free fishing weekend” in the state, which means that fishing licenses are not required.

All proceeds benefit the Jimmy Douglass Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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