The Annual Chenango Lake Perch Derby is scheduled for February 7, 2015 with a postponement date of February 21. This is the 17th year that the Oxford Lions Club has organized the event and it has become our largest fund raiser. Along with the guaranteed $1,000 Cash Prize for the first registered fisherman to catch a special 2015-tagged perch, donated by NBT Bank, there will be prizes awarded every 15 minutes for the Largest Perch in that period. All of the 15 minute prizes are donated by area merchants. There is also a $150 Cash Prize, donated by the family of Richard Polgar, D.M.D. in his memory, for the Largest Pickerel of the day and a $150 Cash Prize, donated by Blueox Corporation for the Largest Perch of the day. Preferred Mutual Insurance Co. and Blueox Corporation have donated an additional $500 cash prize in the event that a second 2015-tagged perch is caught. In the event that no one catches a 2015 specially tagged perch on Derby Day, the prize will be raffled off to those who have registered. If the Derby is canceled due to insufficient ice, the prize will be raffled off to those persons who have pre-registered.
Last year, the first specially tagged perch was caught by Rupert Kinzelmann of Brookfield, NY and he was awarded the $1,000 cash prize. A second tagged perch was also caught by Timothy R. Engel, Jr. of Bainbridge, NY. He was awarded a $500 cash prizes donated by Preferred Mutual Insurance Company and Blueox Corporation.
The registration fee for all ages is $4.00 in advance and $5.00 on the ice. The advance registration deadline is January 31, 2015.
Click Here to download a Registration 2015
Click Here to download a Poster 2015