Feb. 25-26—CASTLETON—Serious anglers, mark your calendars for the annual 2017 Great Benson Fishing Derby taking place Saturday, Feb. 25 and Sunday, Feb. 26. Fishing can take place on all Vermont waters and Lake Champlain during legal fishing hours.
Anglers should bring their catch (lake trout, other trout, walleye, and Northern bass) to Derby Headquarters at Crystal Beach on Lake Bomoseen, Route 30 N., Castleton. Prizes are big: $5,800 in big fish prizes and $4,500 in big cash prizes.
There will also be a kids’ fishing and raffle for $5 entry. A string of perch perch makes the child eligible for children’s fishing prizes.
All proceeds from the derby go to benefit Fair Rotary Club service projects. For more information contact [email protected]; call Jeff at 802-558-2561; or call the derby weekend hotline at 802-273-FISH.
Photo courtesy of Vt. Fish & Wildlife
This boy is quite proud of his catch! Ice fishing derbies provide a fun day out on the frozen waterways with family and friends.