Hamilton Harbour Fishing Derby at Pier 8.

Hamilton, Ontario, Aug 13,2016 5 Emmerson and Parker Higgins take part in the Fishing Derby at Pier 8 Saturday morning. Over 1500 kids 12 years old and younger took part in the derby. Each participant kept their fishing rods and competed for prizes during annual event. Cathie Coward / Hamilton Spectator

Emmerson and Parker Higgins take part in the fishing derby at Pier 8 Saturday morning. Over 1500 kids 12 years old and younger took part in the derby. At the end of the day each participant kept their fishing rod as well as any prizes they may have won during annual event.

Hamilton, Ontario, Aug 13,2016 5 Abby Mill's Rock Bass caught during the Fishing Derby at Pier 8 Saturday morning. Over 1500 kids 12 years old and younger took part in the derby. Each participant kept their fishing rods and competed for prizes during annual event. Cathie Coward / Hamilton Spectator

A whopping 34 cm rock bass – typical catch of the day!

 

Hamilton, Ontario, Aug 13,2016 5 Karen and Jeff Mills watch as their daughter Abby competes in the Fishing Derby at Pier 8 Saturday morning. Over 1500 kids 12 years old and younger took part in the derby. Each participant kept their fishing rods and competed for prizes during annual event. Cathie Coward / Hamilton Spectator

Karen and Jeff Mills watch as their daughter Abby competes in the Fishing Derby at Pier 8 Saturday morning.

Hamilton, Ontario, Aug 13,2016 5 Year old Faith Bodden drops her line during the Fishing Derby at Pier 8 Saturday morning. Over 1500 kids 12 years old and younger took part in the derby. Each participant kept their fishing rods and competed for prizes during annual event. Cathie Coward / Hamilton Spectator

5 Year old Faith Bodden drops her line during the Fishing Derby at Pier 8 Saturday morning.

Hamilton, Ontario, Aug 13,2016 5 Jake Guitar , right , helps Nadine and Abigail Kits get their line in the water during the fishing derby at Pier 8 Saturday morning. Over 1500 kids 12 years old and younger took part in the derby. Each participant kept their fishing rods and competed for prizes during annual event. Cathie Coward / Hamilton Spectator

Jake Guitar , right , helps Nadine and Abigail Kits get their line in the water during the fishing derby at Pier 8 Saturday morning.

Hamilton, Ontario, Aug 13,2016 Nicholas Bado went fishing for something more than fish when his wife Vladislava's hat blew into the water during the fishing derby at Pier 8 Saturday morning. Over 1500 kids 12 years old and younger took part in the derby. Each participant kept their fishing rods and competed for prizes during annual event. Cathie Coward / Hamilton Spectator

Nicholas Bado went fishing for something more than fish when his wife Vladislava’s hat blew into the water during the fishing derby at Pier 8 Saturday morning.

Hamilton, Ontario, Aug 13,2016 5 Abby Mill's Rock Bass is measured during the Fishing Derby at Pier 8 Saturday morning. Over 1500 kids 12 years old and younger took part in the derby. Each participant kept their fishing rods and competed for prizes during annual event. Cathie Coward / Hamilton Spectator

Abby Mill’s rock bass is measured.

Hamilton, Ontario, Aug 13,2016 Emily Mills shows off her Rock Bass as she waits to get it measured during the Fishing Derby at Pier 8 Saturday morning. Over 1500 kids 12 years old and younger took part in the derby. Each participant kept their fishing rods and competed for prizes during annual event. Cathie Coward / Hamilton Spectator

Emily Mills shows off her rock bass as she waits to get it measured during the Fishing Derby at Pier 8 Saturday morning.

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