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Fishing Photo Contest Winners

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The Division of Fish & Wildlife held its seventh annual Fishing Photo Contest in 2017 with the theme “Catch A Memory.” Submitted photographs must be taken in Delaware by Delaware residents and depict lawful fishing activities. Division of Fish & Wildlife Director David Saveikis, fisheries staff Jake Mathews and photographer and division staff member Rebecca Hoover served as judges and reviewed 56 eligible entries. First place was awarded to Chad Betts of Milton for a photograph of his son Cohen with a striped bass he caught and released on the Delaware Inland Bays. Second place was awarded to George Sapna, II for his photograph showing his grandson George IV with his catch from the Nanticoke River. Third place was awarded to John Kwoka for his photograph of his wife Ruby’s catch on Portsville Pond. Additionally, two honorable mentions were awarded to Paul Garcia and Jay Little.