Norwich, N.Y. (WBNG Binghamton) -- Over 350 registered anglers were enjoying the outdoors at the Chenango Lake Perch Derby sponsored by the Oxford Lion’s Club held on February 18th.
Many perch were caught but none with the special tag, so the $1,000 donated by NBT Bank, was given away by drawing of registered anglers at the end of the derby.
The lucky winners were:
$500.00 – Thomas Rutledge (Hamilton, NY)
$250.00 – Jesse Williams (Waterville, NY)
$100.00 – P.A. Timperlake (Oxford, NY)
$75.00 - James Lamphere (Norwich (NY)
$50.00 - Ryan Tuttle (Sidney, NY)
$25.00 - Alan Mulwane (Afton, NY)
There were awards for the largest fish of the day as well, generously donated by Visions Federal Credit union and Dr. Richard Polgar.
Largest fish of the day - $150 each:
Largest Perch of the Day - Bert Beckwith (Buffalo, NY – 13 15/16” (Record Setter) – donated by Visions Federal Credit Union.
Largest Pickerel of the Day – Ryan Morse (Cincinnatus, NY) – 25½” – donated by Dr. Richard Polgar.