Fishing Derby Champs

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LINDEN — The Linden Department of Public Property and Community Services sponsored the third annual George “Butchie” Scoles Fishing Derby, held at the pond in Wilson Park in July.

Scoles was a maintenance worker for the Linden Department of Public Property who passed away in June 2008. He was an avid fisher, and the derby was named in his honor shortly after his passing.


This year’s derby saw over 50 individuals fishing and awards were presented in two age categories for the Largest Fish Caught, the First Fish Caught and the Most Fish Caught. Winners received new fishing polls and reels and are pictured along with Butchie Scoles’ mother Judith and his wife Dorian.

Front row (l-r) Christian Burns, Shannon Clark, Felix Lettini and Kaitlin Frees-Kroboth. Second row (l-r) Judith Scoles, holding her son Butchie’s picture, Cheyenne Pochopin , Jamar Green and Dorian Scoles, Butchie’s wife.

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