Poker run and fishing derby attracts sledders and anglers

PALMER RAPIDS – While it has been a long-time community event, this was the second year the Brudenell-Lyndoch-Raglan volunteer fire department has hosted the poker run and fishing derby fundraiser.

Registration was at Raglan White Lake Beach in Palmer Rapids with a cost of $10 a person to enter either the run or the derby.

Both ATV’s and snowmobiles were welcome to ride the lengthy trail, which included a midway check-point at Moccasin Lake in Schutt, where hot dogs and burgers were available for sale. Barbequed food and chili was served up all day at White Lake, along with a bonfire to warm up at.

Fishing enthusiasts were required to bring their own supplies, and some chose to put up shelters for the daylong outing. Bragging rights went to Ben Coish, for a combined weigh-in of six pounds, 11 ounces for a pike and trout, and Josh Etmanskie took second place honours with his five pound, six ounce pike.

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