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Pictured from left to right are Janet Markwith, Norman Trivett and Chris Markwith with the winning fish (31 lbs, 43.75 inches), which pursed Chris the top prize of $5,000, along with the $600 Calcutta (combined weight of two fish shown in the picture, 41.5 lbs).

Colonial Beach Rockfish Tournament: Chris Markwith wins with 31-pound catch

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 10:53 am

The Colonial Beach Rockfish Tournament was held on Saturday and Sunday, November 15 and 16, 2014. A total of 57 boats entered the two-day tournament sponsored by the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Chris donated $500 of his winnings back to the Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department as a token of his appreciation for their dedicated service.   — See more results in

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