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All in the family: Rich and Brock Warin finish 1st and 2nd in Neilsen/Barr fishing classic

Father and son, Rich and Brock Warin, flank the reader board following their first and second place finishes in this year
Father and son, Rich and Brock Warin, flank the reader board following their first and second place finishes in this year's Einar Nielsen/Becky Barr Memorial Fishing Classic, hosted by Roche Harbor Resort. Rich, right, hooked a 20.9-pound salmon to earn the classic's top prize, a $5,000 pay day.
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Friday Harbor's Rich and Brock Warin out-angled more than 200 fellow fisherman to take first and second place in this year's Eniar Neilsen/Becky Barr Fishing Classic, hosted by Roche Harbor Resort, Sept. 29 through Oct. 2.

Rich Warin landed a 20.9-pound salmon to finish first and net the 27th annual fishing derby's grand prize, a $5,000 check. His son, Brock, hooked a 16.4-pounder to edge out Eric Haviland of Bellingham, who finished third, and Jay Field of Anacortes, fourth place, and claimed the runner up position's $3,000 prize. The Warin donated $500 of prize money back to the Classic and its scholarship fund.

A total of 143 salmon tipped the Classic's scales over the course of the annual three-day fishing competition.

Haviland took home $1,000 in prize money thanks to a third-place finish and a 14.8-pound fish. Field, who netted a 13.12 pounder, earned a propane-powered lawn mower, courtesy of San Juan Propane, for finishing fourth.

Chase Wilson of Friday Harbor landed a 7.15 pound salmon to finish first in the Classic's Kids Division.

 

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