Annual Cottage Cove Fishing Derby

(a note from Marcel & Marie Kirouac)

To all of Asessippi Cottage Cove Owners:

This email comes as a follow up and is intended to show our appreciation for the support we received with our 3rd Annual Fishing Derby. We would like to set the mode and schedule for next year.

A special Thank You to Nikki and Canaan for their great contribution in letting us use their beautiful property to host the fish fry and evening. We would also like to thank the Russell Inn and Cottage Cove for the dinner and generous prize donations. For the 3rd year in a row Ron and Terry Witzke and Ron’s brother for their great help with the fish fry and also, like the previous years, catching so many fish for the fish fry. Anybody else that donated prizes are greatly appreciated, as you are well aware this event is growing and we want to maintain the growth therefore more and more prizes will be required. We want to make it a free event therefore no registration fees, this is why any donation is appreciated. Finally, we would like to thank anybody from Cottage Cove and Russell Inn staff that were there to assist us. They were punctual and very helpful.

The 4th Annual Fishing Derby will be held on June 10 and June 11, 2016. As we mentioned at the dinner event, we are looking at giving fishing lessons to the children or any adults on the Friday night. We would also like to send out a little challenge and will give a special prize for the group or individual that will bring in the most fish on the Friday. This will help us assure that we do not run out of fish for the fish fry. Again as we mentioned, if we can have forty children listed for the fishing derby by June 1st 2016, we will have “Fireworks” on the Saturday night.

We would like to add a new theme to the Cottage Cove fishing derby. The new theme is “bring a friend” so that they can enjoy the beauty of Cottage Cove and enjoy the great atmosphere with us. We will be communicating with you earlier in the year to make sure that you do not forget the event and you can reserve that weekend early in the year. We definitely want to reintroduce “the best photo” because it does add a lot of fun and leaves us with great memories.

We would also appreciate for anyone that has ideas or suggestions for next year, to not be shy and send us an email. We would like to keep on improving the event. Thanks again to everyone!

Also, if anyone has any pictures they would like to share, we’d love to post some on the Cottage Cove website. Please send them to Lois at

Marcel & Marie-J. Kirouac

Longest string of fish!