Children’s Holiday Fishing Classic Held In Wellington

Competition winner Tanner Gilchrist with his father, James Gilchrist.

Partnering with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission and Building Up Sports Academy, the Village of Wellington hosted the 30th annual Children’s Holiday Fishing Classic on Saturday, Dec. 12 at Wellington’s Town Center Promenade. Casting their lines into Lake Wellington, approximately 40 children competed to catch and release the most “valuable” fish based on a point system. Young angler Tanner Gilchrist won the competition after reeling in a 14-inch largemouth bass.