In 2017, we launched the Ike’s Hook ‘Em Early Kids Fishing Event. For many young people, a chance to experience the outdoors, receive free gifts from our proud supporters, like Abu Garcia and Pure Fishing, and win great prizes in the fishing tournament.
The Ike Foundation returned to Haddon Lake Park on May 12, 2018, for the second annual Ike’s Hook ‘Em Early Fishing Event. Hundreds of people were in attendance, there were prizes and giveaways, and many fish were caught.
Kids Fishing Tournament Results
1, 2, and 3 place received a medal. Place was determined by the largest combined length of all fish caught
Age 6 and under
- Dylan D’Alfonso 172.5″
- Bailey Cannon 110″
- Evan Achey 55″
- Matthew Mulholland 365.5″
- David Borodziuk 221″
- Madison Borodziuk 133″
- Dominick Longo 195.75″
- Hunter Lowe 139.75″
- Abbie McCauley 107.5″
Biggest fish in each age group received a signed Toyota hat and an RS Net
- Age 6 and under: Cody Delancey with a 13″ bass
- Age 7-10: Michael Viti with a 16.25″ catfish
- Age 11-15: Dominick Longo with a 17.25″ catfish
Two participants with the most unique catch received a 3 month Mystery Tackle Box-Beginner Box.
- Joey Miller with a 16″ Trout
- Elise Britton with an 8″ and 9″ Painted Turtle
Our Never Give Up award went to Michael Eller. He fished all day even though the fish just weren’t biting for him. Mike Iaconelli spent some time with Michael and in the last few minutes of the tournament, Michael hooked a fish! Great job Michael…never give up! Rapala
We also raffled off an amazing Casio Pro Trek Watch.