Gouverneur teen's first fish catch is a nice fat carp at international tournament; family won free entry in WPBS-tv auction
Monday, August 20, 2012 - 11:46 am

Zachary Cox kisses this good-sized carp that he caught during the St. Lawrence International Junior Carp Tournament.

WADDINGTON – An 18-year-old from Gouverneur has been caught on camera kissing a carp at the 10th St. Lawrence International Junior Carp Tournament, which concluded this weekend.

“My son caught his first fish and the rule is you must kiss it, so he did,” said Angela Streeter about her son Zachary Cox’s angling inaugural Saturday.

Zachary’s entry in the tournament was won with a bid during WPBS’s annual All Star Auction fundraiser.

“This was the first time ever carp fishing for both my son and husband so they entered as father and son,” Angela said.

“It was an awesome time,” she said. “My two younger ones are now very interested in this.”

She said the whole family thanks the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce “for this fun weekend.

“This was our first time ever carp fishing for us and we had so much fun and learned so much. We will now make this a annual event for our family.”

She said they were also grateful to WPBS for the auction, eve though they normally wouldn’t have been watching it.

“The inside joke for us is we got this opportunity because my husband (Bruce Streeter) was home recuperating from gallbladder surgery when the auction was on. He would have never watched it any other time.”