Boonville Knights continue ‘best day ever’ at Special Needs Fishing Tournament

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Scores of anglers lined the banks of Lake Last Cast in Warrick County May 18 for the Knights of Columbus’ annual Special Needs Fishing Tournament 2024. Council 10257 of St. Clement Parish in Boonville sponsored the event, which drew 169 anglers who combined to catch 322 fish. Congratulations to all! Submitted photos

Knights of Columbus Council 10257 of St. Clement Parish in Boonville hosted its 2024 Special Needs Fishing Tournament May 18 at Lake Last Cast in Warrick County.

Organizers said it was: “Bottom line, best day ever!” They described May 18 as a “beautiful day that offered all who participated a wonderful experience at Lake Last Cast. (The) weather was ideal, the lake environment pristine, food was delicious and the fish were biting."

Knights from three other local councils joined their Boonville brothers, volunteers from the Junior Civitans of Newburgh and family members worked to ensure a safe and enjoyable event for all who attended and fished.

Sixty-eight volunteers welcomed the anglers who attended and fished. Anglers who competed had a great day. Collectively, they caught 322 fish measuring a total of 2,367 inches in length, with a 21-incher taking the title of largest fish of the day.

When the fishing concluded, 169 registered persons and their escorts ate hamburgers and hot dogs, drank a variety of beverages and enjoyed a sunny spring day. Organizers noted “no sunburns reported” after the event.

Members of Council 10257 thank all of the sponsors, volunteers and anglers who made for another memorable tournament! They also offered a special thank you to Ed and Peggy Coburn.