Anglers rewarded for catching pink-tagged trout for Cancer Derby

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Angler Robert Taylor is happy with a new, camo-design fishing pole he chose from a table of items Sunday morning for catching a trout with a pink tag during Roaring River's Cancer Derby fishing event, while younger angler Rhett Sampson, 2, of Platte City, in the background, works on learning the new pole his family chose. Out of 100 fish tagged, 23 were caught, and $843 was raised for cancer research. The event has been held locally over the Columbus Day weekend for the last 10 years, but since the holiday fell during the month of October this year, which is breast care awareness month, the hatchery made the tags pink. Each winner also received a Roaring River State Park paper weight. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com

Angler Robert Taylor is happy with a new, camo-design fishing pole he chose for catching a trout with a pink tag during Roaring River's Cancer Derby fishing event.

Two-month-old Rhett Sampson is content in his mother's arms Sunday morning after a gifting presentation at the Emory Melton Inn and Conference Center for Roaring River State Park's annual Cancer Derby. Sampson is the son of Jill and T.J. Sampson of Platte City, who traveled to Cassville for the fishing event. As one of the 23 lucky anglers who caught a trout with a pink tag attached, the family picked out a new fishing pole from among several nice choices, compliments of the Roaring River concession department. Winners were also given a beautiful Roaring River State Park paper weight. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
A family member helps Rhett Sampson, 2, of Platte City, pick a prize from an enticing smorgasbord of choices, at the Emory Melton Inn and Convention Center Sunday morning, for the 23 winners of Roaring River's Cancer Derby fishing event, which raised $843 for cancer research, and made a lot of anglers happy, too. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Greg Harter picks out a nice fly rod and reel out of several items for catching a trout with a pink tag during Roaring River's Cancer Derby event. According to David Waugh, concessions manager for Roaring River State Park, the hatchery tagged 100 trouts (this year with pink tags for October Breast Care Awareness month), and 23 were caught. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
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