NORWICH – Warm weather has stopped the ice from thickening on Chenango Lake; and with only mild-weather forecasted, the Perch Derby will be postponed to Feb. 20, 2016.
NBT Bank is sponsoring a $1,000 prize for the first perch caught with a 2016 tag. As in the past, if no tagged perch is caught, the $1,000 will be raffled off to registered anglers only.
Chobani is sponsoring the second $500 prize for the lucky angler catching a second perch with a 2016 tag.
It should be noted that there’s also a $150 cash prize, donated by the family of Richard Polgar, D.M.D. in his memory, for the Largest Pickerel of the day and a $150 cash prize, donated by Blueox Corporation, for the largest perch of the day.