CROPSEYVILLE — Grafton Lakes State Park will host its 36th annual Ice Fishing Contest 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 16. Join in the fun and brave the cold temperatures for your chance to land a winning catch on several of the park’s ponds.
Details for registration are still being finalized but will be remote this year. Stay tuned for more information. Registration will begin Dec. 26. There will be no day-of registration. There is a $10 entrance fee required for all participants 16 and older, with no fee for children 15 and younger. All participants 16 and older must have a valid NYS fishing license to fish in the park at any time, including during the contest.
Big cash prizes are awarded for adults with 1st place fish and the longest length catch in all three categories of trout, walleye/chain pickerel, and yellow perch. Winning entries will receive gift cards and other prizes.
Tournament areas are located on Second Pond, Mill Pond, Dunham Reservoir, Shaver Pond, and Long Pond. Note that due to preparations for our Cabin Fever event, ice fishing is not permitted adjacent to the beach on Long Pond.