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Burgess takes prize with big fish

Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 10:00 am

Richie Burgess’ fish weighed in at almost 42 pounds at the 30th Annual Smith Point Sea Rescue’s 30th Annual Reedville Fishing Derby last weekend.

Richie Burgess of Burgess was the big winner at the 30th Annual Smith Point Sea Rescue’s 30th Annual Reedville Fishing Derby last weekend. His big fish weighed in at 41.14 pounds. Neither wind nor rough seas could deter those seeking to win prize money. Spectators were thrilled to watch the  fish being weighed in at Buzzards Point Marina in Reedville.
The two-day rockfish derby is the oldest on the bay and saw entrants traveling from the eastern shore of Maryland, northern Virginia and west of Richmond to compete in the event.


   Friday Winners
1.  Jason            Anderson                    33.83                Mechanicsville
2.  George         Lichtenbergen           33.60                Herndon
3.  Danny            Humphreys                 33.53                Nokesville
4.  Andrew        Kidwell                         29.60                Henrico
5.  Jason            Anderson                    29.29                Mechanicsville
6.  Jack               Sprague                       28.17                Heathsville
7.  Jack               Sprague                       25.14                Heathsville
8.  Andrew        Kidwell                         23.87                Henrico
9.  Joe                Boarman                      23.51                Ophelia

    Saturday Winners

1.  Jason            Anderson                     28.70              Mechanicsville
2.  Liz                  Thomas                         27.22              Fredericksburg
3.  Jack               Sprague                        25.97              Heathsville
4.  Ron                Edwards                        23.42              Reedville
5.  Bill                  Sanford                         23.39              Midland
6.  Joe                Boarman                       23.10              Ophelia
7.  Danny            Humphreys                  22.12              Nokesville
8.  Joe                Boarman                       22.10              Ophelia
9.  Jack               Sprague                        21.66              Heathsville