Staring at a pond (not a screen) at derby

Twins Olive and Emma Webster, of Lakeville, waited for the fish to bite on Sunday morning. Olive was one of the winners at the derby last year. Photo by Cordelia Schiller

NORTH CANAAN — The annual fishing derby at the Northwest Connecticut Rod and Gun Club has been held on the third Sunday in May for as long as anyone can remember. It probably began long before cell phone use became so widespread, but in 2019 it was particularly great to see young children enjoying staring out at a pond instead of staring at a screen.

The derby usually brings 80 to 100 children from all over Litchfield County. This year, on a sunny Sunday, May 19, it was no different. 

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