Press Release – For Immediate Release

Development & Communications
Berkshire South Regional Community Center (BSRCC)


Berkshire South and the Kiwanis Club of Sheffield Hold the Annual Fishing Derby


On a beautiful day at Lake Mansfield, 40 children and their families participated in Berkshire South Regional Community Center’s 21st annual Fishing Derby sponsored in part by the Kiwanis Club of Sheffield. Free of charge and open to youth up to age 16, there was friendly competition in three categories: First Fish Caught, Biggest Fish by Weight, and Catch of the Day. Prizes were generously provided by the Kiwanis Club of Sheffield, and all fishing guys and gals received a complimentary lunch.

Prizes that day were awarded as follows:

Biggest Fish, ages 0-6, a 7 oz. sunfish caught by Max Kothari, age 5
Biggest Fish, ages 7-11, a 12 oz. catfish, caught by Maya Moro, age 10
First Sunfish, 3oz., caught by Bella DeLuca, age 9
First Bass, 3 oz., caught by Sam Higa, age 9
First Perch, 7 oz., caught by Alex Rand, age 12
First Catfish or Other, 5 oz. catfish, caught by Maya Moro, age 10
Catch of the Day and Biggest Fish, ages 12-16, was a huge 3 lb. 12 oz. bass caught by an area youth, age 16

A very special thank you goes to our invaluable volunteers and the Kiwanis Club of Sheffield for their wonderful support including prizes, food, new signs and volunteers. In addition, the Center is grateful to Prestige Vending for its contribution of snacks and beverages, McDonald’s for providing gift certificates, and Taft Farm for the worms, without which… Kiwanis Pat and Gene Salvi ran the food concession, with Nate Chase setting up tents and ranging the lake front to assist with weighing, recording and the safe release of fish.

“The Kiwanis Club of Sheffield has again helped to make this popular event possible,” Executive Director Jenise Lucey noted. “The kids look forward to their fishing adventures each year, and we’re so pleased to be able to continue this tradition.”

The weather cooperated, the fish were biting and a great time was had by all. Berkshire South extends its heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped to make this fun-filled event possible.

The mission of Berkshire South Regional Community Center is to build a sense of community and common purpose throughout the region, and to enhance the recreational, educational, cultural, health and social well-being of the residents of the Southern Berkshires. Berkshire South is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization open to all, regardless of ability to pay. For more information, please call (413) 528-2810 or go to