Will Grant, left, and Cole Bard, both of Winthrop, try to set an ice-fishing trap on Cochnewagon Lake in Monmouth during the Annual Jack Traps Ice Fishing Derby in 2015. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

Jan. 27, Denmark, Denmark Rod & Gun Club: Little Moose Pond, Hancock Pond, Sand (Walden) Pond, Granger Pond and Beaver Pond in Denmark, and Pleasant Pond and Little Pond in Fryeburg. Cash prize: $3,000. Weigh-in: Denmark Town Office. Contact John Wiesenmann, 207-890-6923.

Feb. 3, Litchfield, Oak Hill Boosters Club: Sabattus Pond in Sabattus, Wales and Greene. Cash prize: $8,000. Weigh-in: Sanborn Farm Field. Contact Joe Hinkley, 207-740-5967.

Feb. 10, Poland, Royal River Rod & Gun Club: Lower Range Pond. Cash prize: $900. Weigh-in: Range Pond State Park. Contact Tim Knedler, 207-356-0013.

Feb. 11, Porter, Kezar Falls Fire Department: Bickford Pond. Cash prize: $1,000. Weigh-in: Champions Camp. Contact Tony Townsend, 207-625-7478.

Feb. 17, Harrison, Harrison Recreation: Long Lake. Cash prize, $5,000. Weigh-in: Harrison Boat Launch. Contact Kayla Laird, 207-583-2241.

Feb. 17, Wilton, Wilton Fish & Game Association: Wilson Pond. Cash prize: $1,500. Weigh-in: Boat launch. Contact Deborah Rowe, 207-779-7721.

Feb. 17, Lovell, Lovell Lions Club: All lakes and ponds in Oxford County over 100 acres. Cash prize: $450. Weigh-in: Lovell Lions Hall. Contact Jonathan Bliss, 207-462-8917.

Feb. 17, Bridgton, Greater Bridgton Chamber of Commerce: Highland Lake. Cash prize: $500. Weigh-in: Bridgton Boat Launch. Contact Larry Scholz, 207-647-8100.

Feb. 24, Raymond, Sebago Lake Rotary: All legal waters in Cumberland County, including Sebago Lake. Cash prize: $10,000. Weigh-in: Raymond Beach, Standish Boat Ramp, Jordan’s Store in Sebago. Contact Ingo Hartig, 207-665-7733.

March 3, Peru, Little Tim’s Annual Ice Fishing Derby: Worthley Pond. Cash prize: $1,600. Weigh-in: Main beach. Contact Cherri Crockett, 207-357-3469.

March 3, Poland, Sebago Lake Rotary: Lower Range Pond. Cash prize: $500. Weigh-in: Range Pond State Park. Contact Dawn Dyer, 207-893-8100.

For the full list of 2018 fishing derbies in Maine, go to: maine.gov/ifw/fishing-boating/fishing/fishing-derbies.


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