TOWN OF FALLSBURG, NY (February 1, 2015) – The Hurleyville Fire Department in cooperation with the Town of Fallsburg Youth Commission will be holding the 27th Annual Ice Fishing Contest on Saturday, February 14.
The contest will take place on Morningside Lake off of Brickman Road in Hurleyville from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration will take place the day of the contest at the lake.
Registration is $5.00 for adults and free for those 15 and under.
The Hurleyville Fire Department will hold their annual Super Raffle that day with prizes of two 32” flat screen TVs, a mountain bike, Bar-B-Q gas grill or a Keurig coffee maker, and other great prizes.
Refreshments and bait will be available. Drill holes will be provided if needed.
There will be an adult and youth division with trophies for first, second and third in the following categories: perch, pan fish, bullhead, walleye and pickerel. All fish must be legally caught and of legal size.
A special Firemen’s Contest, The Rich Farquhar Memorial Chief’s Cup, will go to the top firemen’s fishing team. A team can be one, ten, or as many that shows up. All team members must belong to the same fire department. As in the past the cup is passed from year to year to the winning team. There is also a first, second and third place team trophy in the fireman’s contest.
Last year’s winner, the Monticello Fire Department will be out in full force to defend the cup that they won. It is likely that past champions, Smallwood Mongaup Valley, Neversink and the Loch Sheldrake Fire Departments, will be there in force to try and fish it away.
This past fall, over 1200 walleye were stocked in the Morningside Lake. Over 10,000 walleye were put into the lake in the last 10 years by the Town of Fallsburg and the Hurleyville and Loch Sheldrake Fire Departments.
For more information contact J.W. Halchak at 845-436-5418, by email at P.O. Box 24, Hurleyville, NY 12747 or by email at email@example.com. Or call call George Price at 845-434-3475.