Derby News

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Thank you to everyone who contributed to making the 44th Annual Great Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby a success.

Even though we were ice challenged this year, the many participating anglers found ponds and lakes throughout New Hampshire to bring in some beautiful board worthy fish. The weekend weather was beautiful and we had many folks stop by derby headquarters to check out the
action. We want to congratulate all the anglers for heeding the call and being safe out on the ice.

The derby would not be possible if it weren’t for the many Meredith Rotarians who volunteer hundreds of hours before, during and after the weekend to make the derby happen. A heartfelt thank you to each of you.

It also takes a community to pull off this premier event, and we would like to thank all that had a hand in this year’s derby success. A huge thank you to the Town of Meredith, Town Manager Troy Brown and his team, Mike Faller and the folks at the DPW, and to Chief Mike Harper and his officers from the Meredith Police Department.

A great big thank you to all the Fish and Game officers and our judges who have been huge supporters for many years. Thank you to Body Covers for designing our merchandise; to AJ’s Custom Fishing Products for the kids prizes; to Meredith Station for their catering and keeping the volunteers fed and happy; to Verrill Trucking for the transportation of Derby headquarters, and of course to Pat Kelly from Frank FM for not only being the enthusiastic MC of the closing ceremonies and the grand prize drawing, but also for supporting and promoting the event over
the years.

Finally, none of this would be possible without the continuing support of the thousands of anglers who participate every year in one of the biggest ice fishing derbies in New Hampshire, and all of those in the community that help support our efforts by purchasing cash drawing tickets. The Meredith Rotary is truly grateful for all of you. The success of this event each year allows us to give back to our communities through scholarships, community projects and supporting local non-profit organizations.

Thank you again to all of you that helped make the 44th annual Derby a success.

Bill Golden
2023 Derby Chairman
Meredith Rotary

Win a Bobhouse

Again as in past years, Inter-Lakes Middle-High School Interact Club (sponsored by Meredith Rotary) will raffle off a bobhouse during this year’s Great Meredith Rotary Fishing Derby.  Raffle tickets will be sold from the bobhouse at Derby headquarters in Meredith for $5 each or five tickets for $20.  All proceeds from the bobhouse raffle will go to charitable purposes.