PHOTOS: Pelletier’s Sport Shop holds annual ice fishing derby in Jaffrey

Brian Richard of Jaffrey checks a raised flag on one of his lures, only to find the one that got away.

Brian Richard of Jaffrey checks a raised flag on one of his lures, only to find the one that got away. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI

Mason Robertson and Troy Robertson of Sutton show off their first catch of the day, a perch.

Mason Robertson and Troy Robertson of Sutton show off their first catch of the day, a perch. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI

Greg Carchidi of Lancester, Mass., checks a tip-up.

Greg Carchidi of Lancester, Mass., checks a tip-up. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI

Anthony Ford and Ben Ford of Swanzey auger holes for ice fishing.

Anthony Ford and Ben Ford of Swanzey auger holes for ice fishing. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI—

Tony Reeves of New Ipswich tries his luck with a traditional pole at an ice hole, while waiting for flags from his tip-ups.

Tony Reeves of New Ipswich tries his luck with a traditional pole at an ice hole, while waiting for flags from his tip-ups. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI

Steve Normandie of Pelham uses a snowmobile to get around the ice to check tip-ups and bring supplies.

Steve Normandie of Pelham uses a snowmobile to get around the ice to check tip-ups and bring supplies. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI

Mike Rich of Nashua shows off a fresh-caught perch.

Mike Rich of Nashua shows off a fresh-caught perch. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI

Tristan Charette and Jeremiah Charette of Winchendon, Mass., get ready for a day of fishing on Contoocook Lake in Jaffrey.

Tristan Charette and Jeremiah Charette of Winchendon, Mass., get ready for a day of fishing on Contoocook Lake in Jaffrey. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI

Caleb Niemela of Dublin and his family set up their windbreak tent at the start of the day on Sunday.

Caleb Niemela of Dublin and his family set up their windbreak tent at the start of the day on Sunday. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI—

Karen Niemela of Dublin helps to set up her family’s windbreak on the ice.

Karen Niemela of Dublin helps to set up her family’s windbreak on the ice. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI—

Bundled up Josephine Niemela, 10, of Jaffrey, sits inside her family’s windbreak early in the day on Sunday, as her family readies for a day of fishing at the derby.

Bundled up Josephine Niemela, 10, of Jaffrey, sits inside her family’s windbreak early in the day on Sunday, as her family readies for a day of fishing at the derby. xxxxxxx xxxxxx / Monitor staffSTAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI—

The Niemela family of Dublin, consisting of Caleb, Josephine, Karen, Gavin and Carson, are ready for a day of fishing.

The Niemela family of Dublin, consisting of Caleb, Josephine, Karen, Gavin and Carson, are ready for a day of fishing. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI

Anthony Ford and Ben Ford of Swanzey auger holes in the ice on Contoocook Lake, ready to lay some lures for ice fishing.

Anthony Ford and Ben Ford of Swanzey auger holes in the ice on Contoocook Lake, ready to lay some lures for ice fishing. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI

Pelletier’s Sports Shop held its annual ice fishing derby Sunday on Contoocook Lake from the Jaffrey Town Beach.For more photos, see Page 4.Above: Luke Stevens of Rindge caught a pickerel within the first few hours of fishing at the derby on Sunday. Left: Bundled up Josephine Niemela, 10, of Jaffrey, sits inside her family’s windbreak early in the day on Sunday, as her family readies for a day of fishing at the derby.

Pelletier’s Sports Shop held its annual ice fishing derby Sunday on Contoocook Lake from the Jaffrey Town Beach.For more photos, see Page 4.Above: Luke Stevens of Rindge caught a pickerel within the first few hours of fishing at the derby on Sunday. Left: Bundled up Josephine Niemela, 10, of Jaffrey, sits inside her family’s windbreak early in the day on Sunday, as her family readies for a day of fishing at the derby.

Published: 02-20-2024 9:05 AM

Anglers tried their luck at the annual Pelletier’s Sports Shop ice fishing derby Sunday on Contoocook Lake. The day’s winners included Adam Getty for pickerel at 2 pounds, 8 ounces and 211/4 inches, Mike Rich for yellow perch at 12 ounces and 11 1/2 inches, Cooper Beard for white perch at 1 pound, 2 ounces and 12 1/2 inches, Kaleb Letourneau for crappie at 1 pound, 4 ounces and 13 inches and Doug Cummings for hornpout at 1 pound and 12 1/8 inches.

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