VBA ice fishing derby on tap

Vassalboro Business Association will be holding its Ice Fishing Derby & Raffle on Sunday, February 12, 2023, at the Olde Mill, at 934 Main St., Vassalboro. Fish may be entered from all legal Maine waters.

Weigh In will be from 1 – 5 p.m. Tickets for fishing entries must be purchased before 1 p.m., on February 12. $1 per ticket or 6 for $5. One fish entry per ticket.

First Prize $40; second prize $20; third prize $10 for each category. Largest fish prize $125 & trophy! (Except Pike)


Salmon, Togue, Brown Trout, Brook Trout, White Perch, Pickerel, Pike, Large Mouth Bass, Black Crappie, Small Mouth Bass, Yellow Perch, & fish caught by children 12 and under. There are hundreds of dollars in raffle prizes. You do not have to be present to win the raffle, which will be drawn at 5 p.m. Tickets may be purchased from 201 Tire & Battery; Ray Breton (207-877-2005); Samantha Lessard at the Olde Mill (207-314-4940); The Vassalboro Town Office, Maine Savings FCU, and the Library.

2023 Vassalboro Ice Fishing Derby Prizes

Raffle tickets to be drawn at 5 PM, after the fishing derby, at the Mill at 934 Main St. in North Vassalboro. They be purchased from Ray Breton (877-2005)

*$300 North Country Rivers (800-348-8871) White Water Rafting trip for2
*$260 Natanis Golf Course (622-3561)Tomahawk Course & Cart (for 4)
*$220 Natanis Golf Course (622-3561) Arrow Course & Cart (for 4)
*$150 donated by Reliance Equipment (626-0075)
*$100 donated by Future Forests (873-1292)
*Two $50 prizes donated by Maine Savings Federal Credit Union(800-348-8871)
*Miracle II Product ($38) from Sandy’s Magic Scissors (873-2469)
*$50 from Maine Adirondack Chairs (620-2592)
*$30 from Curly’s Carpentry (649-6849)
*$50 from Pleau’s Market (873-4612)
*2 – $25 cards from Hussey’s General Store (207-445-2511)
*2 – $50 cards from Central Maine Motors

Derby sponsors:

201 Tire, Battery & Service (623-2400); AMP Electrical LLC (441-3530); Antique Classics & Fords (314-8087); Attention to Detail (649-3626); Curly’s Carpentry (649-6849); Dead Wood Designs (877-2005); Freddie’s Service Center (923-9419); Fieldstone Gardens (923-3836); The Foster Agency (622-4646) Lemieux’s Orchards (873-4354); Maine Savings Federal Credit Union (800-348-8871); Vassalboro Car Care (623-0800); & Yankee Pack Rats (416-4346)

$125 biggest Fish sponsor – Vassalboro Recreation (592-3095)

*Chidren’s hat prizes donated by Maine Savings Federal Credit Union

*Tickets costs offset by donations from Hemphill’s Horses, Feed & Saddlery (872-7964); Freddie’s Service Center; Lemieux’s Orchard; Natanis Golf Course; Peter Bragdon; 201 Tire Battery & Service; & Maine Adirondack Chairs.


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