The Division of Fish and Wildlife held its third annual Fishing Photo Contest in 2013. The contest theme was, “Conservationists Enjoying the Outdoors”. Entry photos had to be taken in Delaware and depict anglers participating in fishing activities.
Division of Fish and Wildlife Director David Saveikis and local photographers Tony Pratt and Freda Barrett, both DNREC employees, served as judges and reviewed the 45 entries received.
First place was awarded to “Emily’s First Bass”, taken on a beautiful day at Wagamons Pond by 15-year-old Christopher Halsey of Dover. Christopher took the photo of his sister, 11-year-old Emily Halsey, and her uncle, Jason Gary, with Emily’s first largemouth bass.
Second place was awarded to “On the Rocks”. The photograph, taken by Daniel Halsey, shows his children Emily and Christopher Halsey enjoying a day fishing at the C&D Canal.
Three honorable mention photographs were also designated from the entries submitted.
Awarded to Christopher Halsey of Dover for this photograph of his sister Emily showing off her first largemouth bass with her uncle, Jason Gary.
Awarded to Daniel Halsey of Dover for this photograph of his daughter, Emily, and son, Christopher, enjoying a day fishing at the C&D Canal.
In addition, three honorable mentions were selected and are presented here:
Photo by Jack Tsai
Photo by Joey Melvin
Regulations in red are new this year.
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