2023 Cumberland County Derby

Saturday, February 18th & Sunday, February 19th, 2023

  • Waters Included: All legal waters open to ice fishing in Cumberland County may be fished for the below species and prizes. All state of Maine fishing regulations apply. Please see the 2023 Derby rules and regulations for details. Click here for the 2022 Maine Open Water and Ice Fishing Laws (PDF). To search the IF&W Fishing Laws & Rules click here. The IFW also offers a Beginner’s Guide to Ice Fishing in Maine on their website.
  • Weigh Station Times: 7AM to 5PM Saturday and 8AM to 4PM Sunday. It’s a 4PM sharp close on Sunday – Anglers need to be in line prior to 4 PM. Click here for our Weigh Stations Map
  • Winner Determination: Winners will be ranked by weight. First tie breaker will be longest length, Second tie breaker will be earliest time weighed.
  • Fish Limits: NO SLOT LIMIT FOR 2023. General fishing laws apply…No bag limit and no minimum length limit for togue under 26 inches. Daily bag limit on togue equal to or greater than 26 inches: 1 fish.  All trout (excluding lake trout) and landlocked salmon caught while ice fishing must be released immediately without removal from the water. Closed to all fishing within 100 feet of White’s Bridge. Each angler must enter their own fish at the weigh station. It is the angler’s responsibility to check for IFW daily bag limits.
  • Entry Fees: Individual $25.00,  Family $35.00 (2 Adults and up to 4 Children). Click here for downloadable and online entry forms. Entries may be purchased via US Mail, online until 12 noon on Saturday, February 18th. We encourage online registrations this year please! Or print the form and mail it in.

Ways to Win!

Even if you don’t fish!
  1. Prizes for top 3 placements in togue, pike, perch and pickerel. Limit of 6 fish per species per day to weigh for cash prices. Remaining fish can be entered for drawings. Click here to see the 2023 Prize Pool
  2. Every entry goes into the Grand Prize Drawing of a $5,000.00

Please check our Facebook page for a List of Derby Winners.

Winners from Previous Years

Formerly the “Statewide Derby” until 2012