Fishing and Fun with the Hudson Fish and Games

by Tom Tollefson

The Hudson Fish and Games Club provided the community a day of food, fishing, and fun at the club’s 15th annual fishing derby.  The event was held at the Hudson Fish and Game’s pond last Saturday from 7a.m. to 2 p.m.  The day’s entry fee was $10 for adults and $5 for children.  About 65 people came to fish.  Everyone was allowed to catch a maximum of five fish.

“We had a small crowd, but everyone caught fish and it was a god day even with the rain,” 40-year member Clyde Bubar said.

According to Hudson Fish and Game members, about 65 people attended the event.  Members believed that the rain and overcast skies kept the numbers lower this year.  Despite the weather, residents still could be found reeling in fish, especially fathers and sons.

“He’s having fun and as long as he’s having fun we’ll let him stay and fish,” Kevin Boyle said as he watched his six-year-old son Ryan cast out his line on his fish day of fishing.

The pond is normally only open to members and their family, but Saturday was one of the days it is open to the public.  The Hudson Fish and Games Club buy fish, stock the pond twice a year, and feed the fish.  The fish variety includes rainbow trout, kibbie, and pickerel.

The Hudson Fish and Game Club is active in the community throughout the year including making Thanksgiving meals, allowing the boy scouts and girl scouts to use their facility at no cost, and inviting disabled hospitalized veterans from Tilton and Manchester New Hampshire down to fish once a year on Memorial Day.