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Sat, Feb 24


Shipyard Road Fishing Access

Mill River Clean Water Ice Fishing Derby

POSTPONED TO THE 24TH DUE TO ICE CONDITIONS! Join us for a day of ice fishing with Mill River Brewing to benefit the Friends! This 5th annual family-friendly, yellow perch fishing derby on Missisquoi Bay in Highgate Springs, Vermont. $25 per person, kids 10 & under are FREE. See details for more!

Mill River Clean Water Ice Fishing Derby
Mill River Clean Water Ice Fishing Derby

Time & Location

Feb 24, 2024, 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Shipyard Road Fishing Access, 624 Shipyard Rd, Highgate, VT 05488, USA

About the event

Wednesday, February 15th ~ The planning committee has decided to postpone the derby due to the ice conditions. We'll hope that Mother Nature comes through for us, as we give her one more week to build up the ice. The committee will decide again in one week's time if we're a go for Saturday the 24th. Raffle tickets will still be available up until the 24th and the drawing for the ice augur will still take place if we're unable to fish. Stay tuned!

On-site Registration from 7:00 - 8:00 am

Fishing from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

"Best Bagged Lunch" packed and catered by Mill River Brewing BBQ & Smokehouse from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 

Registration fee: $25      Children 10 & under are FREE

Tickets for the event can be purchased at Mill River BBQ & Smokehouse, Martin's Store, and The Bay Store

Registration includes: Eligibility for prizes throughout the day and FREE "Best Bagged Lunch" from Mill River Brewing BBQ & Smokehouse

Net proceeds benefit the Friends of Northern Lake Champlain

Our Raffle Is Back!

We're raffling off a Strikemaster Lithium 40 Volt 10 Inch Auger valued at $619.99

Raffle Tickets are only $5 each. Raffle tickets can be purchased day of or ahead of time at Mill River BBQ & Smokehouse, Martin's Store, and The Bay Store. Drawing will be at the conclusion of the Derby. You do not need to be present to win. 

Our Sponsors!

MRB BBQ & Smokehouse, The Taphouse at Mill River, The Bay Stor, Small Dog Builders, The Tyler Place, P.I. Charbonneau Construction, The Eloquent Page, Pelkey's Archery, Jolley Stores, Pie In the Sky, Eastern Dragon, Mother Hubbard's Spirits of Swanton, Eaton's Fine Jewelery, Island Bargain Barn, Wind River Environmental, St. Albans Messenger, Kevin Smith Sports, Emerald Art Work Tattoo, Off The Rails at One Federal, The Drake

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