SANFORD — Catching a fish is a fun experience for many, not only in the summer but in the winter as well, as Sanford youth found out during February school vacation week.

Sanford Parks and Recreation planned a a number of activities, including an ice fishing derby at Number One Pond.

Ariel Cormack caught the largest fish of the day, a 20-inch pickerel, reported Lori Hegarty of Sanford Parks and Recreation. Logan Cormack, who caught the first fish of the day, also tied for second place with Shelby McCloud — both caught an 18-inch large mouth bass. Logan Cormack and Shelby Guillemette tied for third place with a 17.5-inch large mouth bass, said Hegarty.

Ariel Cormack caught the biggest fish at the Sanford Parks and Recreation ice fishing derby at Number One Pond during February vacation week. COURTESY PHOTO/Sanford Parks and Recreation

As well, Hunter Morse caught a 10-inch yellow perch and Junior Guillemette caught a 12-inch pickerel.

In all, eight fish were caught in the derby, which is co-sponsored by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

“It was a beautiful day, and the cookout was enjoyed by all,” said Hearty.

She said the snow ow did not cooperate for the Snow Sculpture Contest this year — there was too much ice to battle.

Other activities included an Obstacle Course, Wheels Day, basketball and dodgeball open gyms, bowling and a week-long day camp.