800 anglers expected for Cranberry Lake Fire and Rescue's 4th annual ice fishing derby March 2
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 11:45 am

CRANBERRY LAKE – More than 800 anglers are expected for the Cranberry Lake Fire and Rescue Department’s 2013 “Last Chance” Cranberry Lake Ice Fishing Derby Saturday, March 2.

This will be the fourth year for the tournament, which has been growing year by year.

Up to $10,000 in total cash and prizes will be awarded during the derby.

Known for its fishing opportunities, Cranberry Lake is the third largest lake in the Adirondacks and one of the most popular fishing destinations, both summer and winter.

According to Fire Chief Emmett Duprey, “The remarkable fishing, along with the generous prizes, has made this one of the most memorable ice fishing tournaments in the North Country and Adirondacks.

“Once again, we look forward to welcoming ice fisherman from all over the North Country and Canada. It’s always a remarkable day and lots of fun for the whole family,” Duprey said.

Due to the size of the tournament, organizers strongly recommend early registration by mail. Entry fees are $30 for adults, and $10 for the children’s perch derby. Early registrations postmarked by Feb. 25 are eligible for a $250 prepaid VISA card door prize.

Cash prizes will be awarded for first through fifth places for the children’s (12 and under) perch derby. Every child who enters will receive a prize.

In the adult category, up to $800 per hour in prize money will be awarded. In addition to cash prizes, dozens of door prizes will be awarded.

Registration forms and derby rules are available at www.cranberrylakefire.org, or email flagup4506@yahoo.com. Updates are available on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CranberryLakeFireDepartment