Veteran Second-Genner Wins 2021 Gabby,
Ties Father-Son Record
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"The Gabby" -- An Institution and Inspiration for 52 Years
The Gabby Hayes Memorial Trout Fishing Tournament has been held on Kettle Creek on opening day of Pennsylvania trout season every year since 1976, when the tournament was named by Founder Dane Konop and the first trophy was awarded. The so-called “Inspirational Gabby” was caught in 1969 by Pat Annegan and was followed by return trips to Kettle Creek every year since 1974. The Tournament was so-named as an honorific to famous actor Gabby Hayes originally from nearby Wellsville, New York who performed early in his career in the then-bustling logging town of Cross Fork, PA.
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