NEW BERLIN – The Oxford Lions Club is busy preparing for this season’s Chenango Lake Perch Derby to be held on Feb. 7, with a postponement date of Feb. 21. This is the eleventh year the Perch Derby is sponsored by the Lions on Chenango Lake in the town of New Berlin.
A $1,000 cash award, sponsored by NBT Bank, will again be offered to the lucky angler who catches the first 2009 specially tagged perch at the Derby. NBT Bank has been a significant supporter of the Perch Derby for many years. In the event that no one catches a perch with a tag from 2009 on Derby Day or if the weather doesn’t cooperate and the Derby is canceled, the prize will be raffled off to those persons registered for the Perch Derby. Preferred Mutual is sponsoring the second prize of $500 which will be given to the person catching the second tagged perch of the day.