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2-Year-Old Boy From Alabama Wins Photo Contest On His Very First Fishing Trip


MONTGOMERY, Alabama (WDHN) — A boy and his father have a pretty shady story to tell.

According to the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association (ALBBAA), Brandon Hornsby and his wife Tiffany took their son Bry on his very first fishing trip to a private pond owned by family and friends in Notasulga. Bry wasted no time catching his first fish.

“We took him there one night just to get him out of the house,” Brandon recalled. “He had never fished. His mother loves fishing. It’s hard to hold a 2 year old’s attention, as you can imagine, so we were sitting on the bank fishing.

“It was funny because he was trying to cast his little fishing rod,” Brandon added. “He tried to throw it, and it barely got into the water. As I tried to bring it back, the fish hit the worm and flew away. He hung it up himself and rolled it up. It was his first. He accidentally caught the fish.

This happy accident helped 2-year-old Bry win the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association’s 2023 Best Fish Photo Contest.

Photo courtesy of Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association

The photo shows Brandon and Bry just moments after he brought the little bass home and received more than 1,300 votes online, winning the photo contest.

As the winning contestant, Bry will receive a prize that includes an assortment of Road Runner Crappie and Bass Fishing Lures, courtesy of TTI Blakemore, valued at $250.

“This region is blessed with many lakes, rivers and streams, and the Best Fish competition is meant to celebrate the summer fishing season and encourage people to enjoy our natural resources,” said Pam Swanner. , executive director of the Alabama Black Belt Adventures Association. . “Photos featured this year included people of all ages wetting a line on our many waterways found in all 23 Black Belt counties. It’s gratifying to see these family snaps that remind us of the unbridled joy of catching a fish.

“The winning photo of Bry with his dad definitely showcases family memories taken outdoors,” Swanner says.

Alabama’s Black Belt includes 23 counties located between the Appalachian foothills and the coastal plain: Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Crenshaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Monroe , Montgomery, Perry. , Pickens, Pike, Russell, Sumter, Tuscaloosa and Wilcox.


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