Young anglers catch fish at 58th annual derby

Lizzie Desanti, 10, of Winsted, held up her catch from the Winsted Elks Lodge No. 844 derby. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

WINSTED — The Winsted Elks Lodge No. 844 held its 58th annual fishing derby on Sunday, May 20, at Tatro’s Pond.

The event was open to children 12 and under.

Event co-organizer Julie Machowski said that 67 children took part this year and that 62 fish were caught.

Brian Machowski, the other event co-organizer, said that 170 trout were stocked in the pond the night before the event — including two that were 26 inches long.

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