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It's a gorgeous day to be outdoors, and (Credit: John Meore)

It's a gorgeous day to be outdoors, and Jet Martin, 2, take full advantage of the pleasant day at the Father's Day Fishing Derby on Sunday at Bechtel Lake on the grounds of the Westmoreland Sanctuary in Bedford. (June 17, 2012)

Father's Day fishing in Bedford

The Westmoreland Sanctuary Preserve in Bedford usually has a strict no-fishing policy, but the ban was suspended Sunday for the Father's Day Fishing Derby catch-and-release event. (June 17, 2012)

The Father's Day Fishing Derby takes place Sunday
(Credit: John Meore)

The Father's Day Fishing Derby takes place Sunday on a mostly sunny and pleasant day at Bechtel Lake on the grounds of the Westmoreland Sanctuary in Bedford. (June 17, 2012)

Steve Ricker, manager of the sanctuary, readies his
(Credit: John Meore)

Steve Ricker, manager of the sanctuary, readies his fishing gear at the Father's Day Fishing Derby at Bechtel Lake on the grounds of the Westmoreland Sanctuary in Bedford. (June 17, 2012)

Mike Krause of Mount Kisco baits the hook
(Credit: John Meore)

Mike Krause of Mount Kisco baits the hook for his daughter Olivia, 5, at the Father's Day Fishing Derby at Bechtel Lake on the grounds of the Westmoreland Sanctuary in Bedford. (June 17, 2012)

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The Martins of North Castle catch their first
(Credit: John Meore)

The Martins of North Castle catch their first of many bass at the Father's Day Fishing Derby on Sunday at Bechtel Lake in Bedford. (June 17, 2012)

Jet Martin, 2, lives it up on a
(Credit: John Meore)

Jet Martin, 2, lives it up on a perfect day for fishing Sunday at the Father's Day Fishing Derby at Bechtel Lake on the grounds of the Westmoreland Sanctuary in Bedford. (June 17, 2012)

John Martin throws his fishing line while his
(Credit: John Meore)

John Martin throws his fishing line while his sons watch at the Father's Day Fishing Derby at Bechtel Lake on the grounds of the Westmoreland Sanctuary in Bedford. (June 17, 2012)

It's a gorgeous day to be outdoors, and
(Credit: John Meore)

It's a gorgeous day to be outdoors, and Jet Martin, 2, take full advantage of the pleasant day at the Father's Day Fishing Derby on Sunday at Bechtel Lake on the grounds of the Westmoreland Sanctuary in Bedford. (June 17, 2012)

John Martin of North Castle heads to the
(Credit: John Meore)

John Martin of North Castle heads to the lake with his sons Jack, 8; Hudson, 4; and Jet, 2, at the Father's Day Fishing Derby on a beautiful Sunday at Bechtel Lake on the grounds of the Westmoreland Sanctuary in Bedford. (June 17, 2012)

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