Thursday, August 19, 2010

Barber's Dairy Wins GSNCA Fishing Tournament

Pictured: Brent Suggs & Lynn Holt with their first place trophy.
The inaugural Bill Ireland Invitational Fishing Tournament was held August 13-14 on Lake Alice at Kanawahala Program Center (KPC) located in Chelsea, AL. Proceeds benefited the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama.

The tournament kicked-off Friday, August 13 with a Captain’s Party on the deck of Lake Alice at KPC. The Captain’s Party included appetizers and beverages with a silent auction. Following the 6 a.m. breakfast on Saturday, August 14, the tournament began with a shotgun start on Lake Alice at KPC and other private, local lakes.

Lynn Holt and Brent Suggs of Barber’s Dairy took home the first place trophy for 23.54 lbs of largemouth bass. Coming in second was Jim Parsons and Reed Rogers with 19.62 lbs of largemouth bass. Barely behind capturing third place was father/son team Dennis & Jackson Smith with 19.2 lbs.

Brent Suggs of Barber’s Dairy won the largest bass, with a weight of 7.2 lbs. Jason Parsons had the most fish, with 18 filling his ice chest. Coming in first for all other species was Jim Parsons and Reed Rogers with 13.27. Second for all other species was Bob Suellentrop and Jim Parker with .75 lbs.

The fishing tournament, started in 2004, was revived in honor of a wonderful Girl Scout supporter, Bill Ireland, Sr. This year’s event was chaired by Tom Clark, Alice Williams and Marjorie Davis-Trimm. Sponsors included Alabama Power, Barber’s Diary, George Barber, Jr., EBSCO, Ted Kennedy, The Ireland Family, Regions Bank, Servis 1st Bank, Talladega Superspeedway and Vulcan Materials.