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Photos: Annual fishing derby on Lake Contoocook in Jaffrey 

  • Max Kuozzi, 18, of Clinton, shows off his best catches of Sunday’s ice fishing derby on Contoocook Lake. Staff photo by Ashley Saari—

  • Caitlin Murray, of Jaffrey and Chris Woolridge of Jaffrey, along with Murphy the dog, were out on the ice on Contoocook Lake on Sunday for the annual fishing derby hosted by Pelletier’s Sport Shop.  Staff photo by Ashley Saari—

  • Caitlin Murray of Jaffrey fishes at a hole during the Pelletier Sports Shop’s Annual Fishing Derby on Contoocook Lake on Sunday.  Staff photo by Ashley Saari—

  • Max Kuozzi, 18, of Clinton, shows off his best catches of Sunday’s ice fishing derby on Contoocook Lake. Staff photo by Ashley Saari—

  • Max Kuozzi, 18, of Clinton, shows off his best catches of Sunday’s ice fishing derby on Contoocook Lake. Staff photo by Ashley Saari—

  • Lindsey Colbath of Sommersworth reels up a small perch, which she tossed back to grow some more, during the Contoocook Lake ice fishing derby on Sunday. She said her best catch of the day was an 8 ounce perch. “I don’t know if it’s a contender, but I brought it down anyway,” she said.  Staff photo by Ashley Saari—

  • Lindsey Colbath of Sommersworth uses a traditional pole in one of her ice fishing holes during the Contoocook Lake ice fishing derby on Sunday. She said her best catch of the day was an 8 ounce perch. “I don’t know if it’s a contender, but I brought it down anyway,” she said.  Staff photo by Ashley Saari—

  • Lindsey Colbath of Sommersworth uses a traditional pole in one of her ice fishing holes during the Contoocook Lake ice fishing derby on Sunday. She said her best catch of the day was an 8 ounce perch. “I don’t know if it’s a contender, but I brought it down anyway,” she said.  Staff photo by Ashley Saari—

  • Fishermen and women took to the ice of Contoocook Lake on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, to fish up their best catches for the annual Fishing Derby hosted by Pelletier's Sport Shop in Jaffrey. Staff photo by Ashley Saari—

  • Taylor Stewart, of Swanzey, and Jeff Heath, of Mont Vernon, rebait lines during the fishing derby at Contoocook Lake on Sunday. The two made several catches, though “nothing for the board,” remarked Stewart, who has been attending the tournament every year for the past several years.  Staff photo by Ashley Saari—

Published: 2/3/2020 11:07:01 AM

Fishermen took to the ice on Contoocook Lake on Sunday, to fish up their best catches for the annual fishing derby, hosted by Pelletier’s Sport Shop in Jaffrey.


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