For years, I’ve been told there are large Northern Pike in the Brighton millpond, but I’ve never seen one. This year, I’ve gotten reports of fishermen catching 20, 30, 36 inchers, and an almost-landed one as thick as your thigh. The fishermen are all frequent fishers at the pond and would never exaggerate their catches. Well, maybe not. :-)
Clifton changed all of that yesterday by photographing his catch before throwing it back. He didn’t weigh or measure it and there’s nothing in the photo to confirm it’s size, but it’s definitely a lunker! Any fisherman would be thrilled to land one of these guys. Come to the millpond and try your luck.
The perfect opportunity is Saturday, June 11, 2016, if you have children. The Brighton Optimists Club are holding their annual Free Fishing Derby for Kids with prizes and pizza for children 6-16 years of age. Children must be supervised by an adult. Registration begins at 7:30am at the millpond’s Gazebo. It’s strictly catch-and-release and lots of FREE fun for the kids as well as the adults. Official rules are here.