Rockingham - Harrisonburg Chapter of
The Izaak Walton League of America

2012 Fishing Rodeo

Date: June 2nd 2012
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM with lunch to follow and awards
Ages: 2 thru 16, divided into 5 Classes
Purpose: To promote Fun, Outdoor activities , and respect for our environment.

We had a great day at Lake Shenandoah for the 2012 Fishing Rodeo! We started at 9:00 am with 47 children and their parents. The weather was good with no rain and a nice breeze to keep everyone comfortable.

How this works is we break down these young anglers in 5 classes. We keep a score card on each of the kids, recording the number of fish and how long each one is. After lunch we hand out awards for the top 3 in each class with Special Awards going to the Largest Fish, the Smallest Fish and the Most Inches of Fish caught. Everyone that participates gets a certificate and a door prize.

The kids fished until 11:30 noon and then turned in their fishing scores to determine the winners of each category. We had a lunch of hot dogs, chips and cookies with Kool Aid and Lemonade to drink. All of the food is supplied by the Club.

The IWLA sponsors the Annual Fishing Rodeo each year to promote environmental awareness and appreciation in the young people of today in hopes that they will take these lessons with them as they continue to enjoy the outdoors as adults. If the photos are any indication, these kids are off to a good start!

Special thanks to Valley Heritage Sporting Goods for their generous donations and help that made the Fishing Rodeo possible:.

Links to photos from other Fishing Rodeos: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

Fishing Day 2012 Class I Winners
Class I Ages 0-5 INCHES
1st Place Kyle Summerfield 31-1/2
2nd Place  Jayln Sheffer 9-1/2
3rd Place Mason Lopez 8-3/4
Fishing Day 2012 Class II Winners
Class II Ages 6-8 INCHES
1st Place Devon Strother 26-3/4
2nd Place  Ethan Pence 17-3/4
3rd Place Rebekah Morris 5-3/4
Fishing Day 2012 Class III Winners
Class III Ages 9-11 INCHES
1st Place Landen Stubmiller 67-3/4
2nd Place Brandon Landes 24
3rd Place Devin Sheffer 23-3/4
Fishing Day 2012 Class IV Winners
Class IV Ages 12-14 INCHES
1st Place Owne Priest 33-1/4
2nd Place Trevor Hose* 3-3/4
3rd Place Tyler Roadcap 3-1/2
* Not in the picture
Class V Ages 15-16 INCHES
1st Place Tyler Roadcap 28-3/4
Fishing Day 2012 Winners
Largest Fish Landen Stubmiller (age 9) 10-1/4 III
Smallest Fish Damien Sheffer (age 10) 3 III
Most Inches Landen Stubmiller (age 9 67-3/4 III
Left: Damien Sheffer, Right: Landen Stubmiller
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