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Fish face reels in big prize

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Source: NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher Source: NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

Posted by Heather Setzler - bio|email

NORTH CAROLINA (WECT) - They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but in this case it's worth an all-expense paid weekend at the aquarium.

Kayley Ireland of Merritt mimicked the face of her big catch to win a big prize.  Her photo won the North Carolina Aquarium's "Show Us Your Fish Face" contest.

Kayley won a two-night stay at the Hampton Inn Atlantic Beach, dinner at a local restaurant, a behind-the-scenes tour at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and a family membership in the North Carolina Aquarium Society.

Kayley caught the 22-inch puppy drum shown in the photo while fishing with her grandparents.

Throughout the past year, people of all ages submitted their contest photos on-line.  Judges chose one winner per month. Those 12 each received a $25 North Carolina Aquariums gift basket of goodies and moved on to compete for the grand prize.

You can see all the winning photos by clicking here.  For general information about the NC Aquariums, click here.

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