Perch Derby Postponed

By Haley Burton

Perch Derby Postponed

February 4, 2013 Updated Feb 4, 2013 at 1:46 PM EDT

New Berlin, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The warm weather this winter has pushed back the Perch Derby this weekend.

Chenango Lake Perch Derby will now be held on February 23.

It was originally scheduled for Saturday, February 9.

“Unfortunately we had to postpone the event for everyone’s safety. However, the ice is still thick and on track to be able to hold the annual event on February 23”, said Lion Jared Bartle. “We have had a number of people pre-register for the event already and in the event we have to cancel the derby the $1000 prize sponsored by NBT Bank will still be raffled off to all pre-registered anglers”

Registration begins at 6:00 AM and continues until 1:00 PM.

The $5 registration fee and all other proceeds from the Derby will be used to fund the many community projects that the Oxford Lions Club supports such as eye examinations and eyeglasses for those in need.

Prizes will be given away for the largest perch caught every 15 minutes of the Derby.

A menu of hot food and drinks will be available all day on the ice. Look for more information at the Oxford Lions website.

You can also contact Chairman Jared Bartle at (607) 349-0328 and/or Mayhood’s Sporting Goods at (607) 334-2001.