Brookfields' Lions Club
26th ANNUAL ICE FISHING DERBY
Saturday - January 31, 2015
Weigh-Ins 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
25 YEARS! We are very excited this year to offer a Polaris Sportsman 4 wheel drive ATV as our grand prize, this will be a huge event. Higgins Powersports of Barre, MA has teamed up with us to offer this exciting prize. This machine is fully paid for and waiting for you to pick up. The Brookfields' Lions Club wish to thank Higgins Powersports for working with us to make this machine available to you as part of our derby. Thank you to everyone who has helped our fishing classic over the years. Remember that we have a one fish per category per ticket rule. You can look at the success it had by noticing all the different winners in our fish categories. It spreads the prizes out more evenly. Please take the time to read our flyer for our minimum lengths required before bringing in your fish. Our lengths are much larger than state requirements.
The children's division will be under the rule of only one fish per category per ticket. This will also help disperse the prizes out to more children. In the children's division we are going to use the state minimum lengths to assure our awarding all prizes, consisting of fishing poles and gift certificates. The children will still have to meet the derby minimum lengths required to compete in the adult division. For example, the state requires a 12" bass length for a keeper, while we have an 18" minimum for our derby lengths. This will allow our young angler who catches a 15" bass to compete for the youth division, but doesn't have the minimum for our derby. If a child brings in an 18" bass, then they would also have a chance for the leader board prize money. The children's derby has a 2:00 p.m. closing to free up some time for the 3:30 p.m. closing of the derby.
- THERE WILL BE FOOD AVAILABLE AT THE BOAT RAMP THIS YEAR -
- CHANGES FOR THIS YEAR'S DERBY -
POLARIS SPORTSMAN 4 WHEELER GIVE AWAY
EARLY BIRD TICKET PURCHASE PRIZE - Buy your ticket by January 10th and you will be eligible for a special midday $250 cash drawing, which will be drawn at noon on day of derby.
MIDDAY FISH CATEGORY LEADERS - $50 per each category. Get your fish in by noon and have a chance at winning $50 by leading any of the fish categories.
THERE WILL BE A PRE-WEIGH STATION LOCATED OUTSIDE THE BUS - This will help eliminate standing in line to check a fish that would not make the leader board. It should speed up the weighing process. Remember though, if your fish is close to the weights on board to always have it weighed on the bus as the official scale we go by will be the bus scale. Hopefully, this will help as the weighing process can be lengthy at the end of the day.
We will have WARE 1250AM broadcasting a live update for the leader board weights. Please listen to this station as they will broadcast hourly updates for minimum weights to surpass fish already weighed in. This is a tremendous conservation benefit allowing the fish to be released back into their own waters instead of bringing to the weigh station. The broadcast updates will be Saturday 8:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m.
- THERE IS NO CELL PHONE HOTLINE - WARE Radio Will Announce Updates On The Leader Board Weights -
Please take the time to use these services as releasing as many fish as possible helps guarantee future possibilities of catching that trophy in the years ahead. Winners will be posted on our website "www.brookfieldslionsclub.org". If you don't have access to a computer, the winners will be sent to all our store vendor locations.
- AT 3:30 P.M. LAST CALL WILL BE MADE FOR THE FINAL WEIGH-INS AND TICKETS WILL BE HANDED OUT TO THOSE IN LINE -
- ANYONE IN LINE AFTER LAST CALL WITHOUT A TICKET WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO WEIGH IN THEIR FISH -
Please help support our vendors who sell our tickets by purchasing your bait, supplies, equipment, etc. from these locations. They are a tremendous help in the sale of tickets. Check out our new locations in our flyer.
- IF THERE IS STILL NO ICE BY THURSDAY, JANUARY 30TH, WE WOULD THEN CANCEL THE DERBY FOR THE YEAR -
- WE WILL STILL HAVE THE 5 MINUTE DRAWING ONLY AT THE BOAT RAMP ON FEBRUARY 1ST IN THE EVENT OF DERBY CANCELLATION -
This derby is a large undertaking by our club. Hundreds of hours are spent each year along with a heavy financial commitment by our club with no guarantee of recouping our investment. Please help support our event by purchasing a ticket ahead of tirne. The Brookfields' Lions Club depends heavily on this fundraiser to be able to give back to our communities. Monies raised will be spent helping many less fortunate who depend greatly on our contributions.
PLEASE REMEMBER to get your vehicles off the road, be courteous to our neighbors, pick up after yourself and after someone else that may be less conscientious. Have a great day and we'll see you at the boat ramp. Thank You! GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!
CHECK OUT OUR DERBY WINNERS AT
CELL PHONE FOR DERBY CANCELLATION ONLY
(This Number Will Be Activated On January 1, 2014)