FARMINGTON — The annual San Juan River Bi-Fly Fishing Tournament has raised nearly $60,000 for the Four Corners Home for Children, a Navajo Ministries program.
The 21st annual event featured more than 50 anglers. Since its start in the 1990s, the tournament has raised more than $700,000 for the child care program, according to a press release from Navajo Ministries.
A large portion of the money raised comes from per-inch pledges for the largest fish caught.
The largest fish was caught by Bill Gorm. The fish measured 21 1/2 inches.
The smallest fish caught was caught by Terry Maness, who last year won the largest fish trophy. The smallest fish measured less than 4 inches.
The anglers compete in teams of two. The first place team was Bo Herrera and Herman Martinez. Herrera caught 29 fish during the tournament, the most of any anglers.
Doug Ahlgrim and Wes Ahlgrim won second place, while Joe Atencio and Matt Atencio took third. Peggy Nesbit and Stephanie Schuler won fourth place, and Danny Beyhan and John Thompson won fifth place.