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Shad Fishing Tournament winners are announced

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on March 12, 2018 11:48 AM

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People wait to have their hickory shad weighed during the annual Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Shad Fishing Tournament Saturday at EZ Bait and Tackle. First, second and third place awards were awarded for American white and hickory shad and heaviest creel.

The winners have been announced in the Shad Fishing Tournament held on Saturday.

More than 127  fishermen participated in the annual event sponsored by EZ Bait and Tackle and Goldsboro Parks and Recreation.

Contestants competed in several categories, fishing for first, second or third in the heaviest American white shad and hickory shad categories, as well as the heaviest creel category.

Creel is the name of the wicker basket used for carrying newly caught fish. The limit was 10 fish per basket.

Children 12 years old and younger battled it out for who caught the smallest shad.

All child participants received a rod and reel combo.

In the adult contests, third place took home $100, second place took home $150 and first place took home $300.

In case of ties, the winners split the award. In the tie in the children's division, both received $45 each.

The winners were:

• Creel:

First - Kyle King (14.3 pounds)

Second - Hunter Barnett (14 pounds)

Third - Brandon Walston (13.8 pounds)

•  Heaviest hickory shad:

First - Suzanne Smith (2.3 pounds)

Second - Bryan Schultz (1.9 pounds)

Third - Tony Balance (1.8 pounds)

• Heaviest white shad:

First - Billy Harper (3.5 pounds)

Second - Brandon Pelt (3.1 pounds)

Third - tie, John Godwin and Jeff Teachey (2.7  pounds)

•  Smallest shad (child division):

Tie: Breyana Daniels and Oscar Lopez (0.6 ounce)