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The 10th Annual Moosehead Lake Togue Derby with Ricky Craven will begin on Friday, January 27th and continue through Sunday, January 29th. The cost for an individual ticket will be $25, a family ticket $40 or a youth door prize ticket $5. Tickets will be available at the following locations: Indian Hill Trading Post, Lucky Bait and Stress Free Moose in Greenville, Moosehead Bait and Tackle in Rockwood, Mountain’s Market in Dover-Foxcroft, Van Raymond Outfitters in Brewer or online at Nate Paradis poses with his winning fish at the 2015 Moosehead Lake Togue Derby.
Three cash prizes will be awarded for the first, second and third largest togue. Winners will be ranked by weight. Prizes for the three largest togue will be 1st place - $1,500, 2nd place - $500 and 3rd place - $250.
All tickets enter participants in a chance to win a variety of door prizes. No fish or fishing required to win. Here’s a list of some of the door prizes. 1st – Take a vacation trip for 2 to Vegas, Orlando, Dutch Penn or take $1,500 cash; 2nd prize – Savage Axis .308 Rifle with scope or take $300 cash; 3rd prize – Tristar Upland Hunter Silver in 12 gauge or take $300 cash; 4th prize – Ice fishing gear package, including Jet sled and auger; 5th prize - $250 cash and many other prizes. Also, the youth prize drawing including a lifetime fishing license.
Door prizes will be awarded at the Wild and Tame dinner on Saturday, January 28th at the Masonic Hall on Pritham Avenue in Greenville. The dinner will be by donation.
The Natural Resource Education Center (NREC) Moosehead is a local educational non-profit run by a 100% volunteer board. The Derby is the largest fundraiser and all the profits go toward programs like the Maine Woods Explorer program, Fisheries Internships and other programming in the community. For more information email or visit NRECmoosehead’s Facebook Page to keep up to date on all derby news.