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Sport fishermen donate derby catch to low-income families

Sport fishermen donate derby catch to low-income families »Play Video
Two anglers net a salmon during the derby.
EVERETT, Wash. - Some local sport fishermen are sharing their catch to feed the hungry in Snohomish County - making sure their hard-earned bounty doesn't go to waste.

This weekend some serious anglers converged on Everett for the annual Everett Coho Derby. But many fishermen and women are not keeping all of the big catches for themselves.

They're donating the fish to families having hard time keeping food on the table - and the Sportsman Channel is in town to help.

"We're partnering with Comcast and the Everett Food Bank to ask the anglers to donate their catch and we're hoping to get about 1,000 pounds," said one organizer.

The fish donated will be processed by volunteers and distributed to nearly 2,000 families in the Everett area.

"The Everett Food Bank feeds about 50,000 families just in this community alone, so this is a great opportunity and we feel very blessed to be working with everybody," the organizer said.

Tournament anglers are expected to donate more than 1,000 pounds of fresh fish to the Volunteers of America Food Bank in Everett.

So they can brag about their big catch - and good deed.

This weekend's event is part of the Hunt-Fish-Feed program that gathers game meat and fish donated by sportsmen to feed families struggling with hunger.