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11-Year-Old Angler Wins $15,000 Ice Fishing Derby

A pint-sized fishermen took home a big cash prize last Sunday at a regional ice fishing derby held in New Hampshire.

More than 5,000 tickets were sold for the event, which was held on the frozen Meredith Bay in Meredith, New Hampshire. Thousands of people came to the sleepy New Hampshire town to attend the event and shop and dine at the local bars and restaurants. One of those attendees was 11-year-old Brady King, who was determined to take the fishing derby grand prize.

King had already spent most of his childhood fishing with his father, and this was his opportunity to test his skills and prove his meddle. He was with his father when he pulled in a 4.25-pound pickerel that he knew would place high in the rankings.

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“He had to fight it a little bit, and then when the head came up through the hole I knew it was a big fish,” King’s father, Chris King told WMUR News.

King was among 14 of the top ice anglers in the fishing derby to be entered into a drawing for the grand prize. In the end, King’s name was drawn, and the boy went home with $15,000 in prize money.

No word yet of how the boy plans to spend the money, or if his father will let him just yet. Surely it was an exciting prize for the youngster.

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11-Year-Old Angler Wins $15,000 Ice Fishing Derby