A group gathers at an ice shack during the 2021 Cobbossee Ice Fishing Derby. Submitted photo

The second annual Cobbossee Ice Fishing Derby is planned from sunrise to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 5. Cobbossee Lake stretches into Litchfield, Manchester, Monmouth, West Gardiner and Winthrop.

This year the derby will help benefit Cony Project Graduation, the YMCA Camp of Maine and The Friends of The Cobbossee Watershed, according to a news release from the derby organizer Jason Everett.

Prices for first, second and third place will be awarded for Largest Pike, Pickerel, Pan Fish, and Trout, with a Kids Category as well.

The cost is a $20 entry fee or $15 for early entry (before Sunday, Feb. 20), $35 family (parents with children younger than 16) or $30 early entry. The only place to register the day of the event is the Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed, 2518 U.S. Route 202 in Winthrop. Registration must be completed by 10 a.m.

Jackson Boucher, left, gets his catch weighed with Kyle Armstrong during the 2021 Cobbossee Ice Fishing Derby. Julie Stolt is behind them. Submitted photo

The derby online registration form link is at https://www.givesignup.org/TicketEvent/2022CobbosseeIceFishingDerby?fbclid=IwAR1sVt6z6sauWkEO1s5g6Ue6jwiMLtdaI95J0CgwGq7Nb6pPj62fEJlwRPM

The derby hard copy mail-in registration form link is at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cNjYiWIMHWAuBUo8FbiRdKEINoPIfkH5/view?fbclid=IwAR0hAnyjtJGKBimaYqtiCOZ-6wlWNiq5wJi-6mQJ8cRBAYf-Sk9aILHG0LA

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Deacon Dolloff shows off his catch during the 2021 Cobbossee Ice Fishing Derby. Submitted photo

People also can pick up registration forms at the following locations to be mailed to or dropped of at The Friends of The Cobbossee Watershed:

• Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed, 2518 U.S. Route 202, Winthrop;

• Cobbossee Bait, 8 Little Cobbossee Ave., Winthrop;

• Cobbossee Ice Shack Rentals, 8 Little Cobbossee Ave., Winthrop;

• Soucy’s Bait Shop, 291 Town House Road, Chelsea;

• Frye House, 557 Maine Ave., Farmingdale; and

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• Jack Traps Ice Fishing Outfitters, 151 Ridge Road, Monmouth.

The first 50 youths 17 and younger that show up will receive a free trap donated by Traps for Kids.

The derby will include three weight stations, and a small concession stand will be at the YMCA Camp of Maine, 305 Winthrop Center Road in Winthrop.

Every ticket will get entered into the raffle drawing that will include a set of five Jack Traps. A total of $5,000 in raffle prizes will be awarded.

The event is sponsored by General Dynamics (Bath Iron Works), Kennebec Savings Bank, Mattson’s Flooring & Window Treatments and Brookewood Realty.

For more information, call Everett at 207-592-7019.

John James, left, and Dan Devine catch a pike during the 2021 Cobbossee Ice Fishing Derby. Submitted photo