Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Ansonia girl, 9, gets catch of the day at Derby Elks fishing rodeo

By Esteban L. Hernandez

DERBY >> Isabella Padillo didn’t want to place a single finger on her catch.

The 9-year-old from Ansonia caught a little bass, which her father, Pablo, said had been swimming in the same area all morning. But when she finally reeled it in, she winced.

“I have no idea why she gets like that,” Padillo said about his daughter. “She’s been trying to catch that fish all day.”

As part of the Derby Elks’ fishing rodeo, the girl had already caught several fish that morning. In fact, an hour later, the girl had a much different reaction when she got another surprise: She was summoned by organizers of the event and presented with a trophy and giftcard for catching the biggest fish of the day, a 13-inch trout.

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