Webster Lake Ice Fishing Derby

In February, the lake becomes a frozen playground for ice fisherman and other winter enthusiasts. The Webster Lake Ice Fishing Derby is a great event geared toward kids and their love of fishing. This past year was the 40th anniversary of this event and turnout was terrific. Trophies for the largest trout, pickerel and perch were awarded. Raffle tickets are also sold for some very nice gifts. 

Virtual for 2021!

You talked, we listened. In an attempt to salvage something out of this year’s Webster Lake Ice Fishing Derby, we are going to hold a “Virtual Fishing Derby”. We decided that, in lieu of having the traditional derby as usual, we will be asking participants to share their catch that weekend on our Facebook or Instagram page. We have as much fun as you do during the derby, so it was an extremely hard decision to cancel it in its typical form. As a result, we feel like this will still allow us to enjoy the weekend even if we can’t all get together.

Here are the details: please understand that this is the 1st (and only, hopefully) time we are doing this and there may be hiccups or questions.

From 6am on Saturday February 20th to 4pm on Sunday February 21st, go Ice fishing at Webster Lake as usual. Post your child’s or your fish to our Facebook page or our Instagram page using the hashtag #websterlakeicefishingderby and we will keep track.

We will have the board that we always have there on site for you to take pictures in front of, as well as a yard stick to prove length of your fish. Top fish will be determined based on length. Tiebreaker goes to the one that was posted 1st. Get your pics in early!!

The prizes will be as follows:


  • Top trout $100 gift certificate to Hawthorne Automotive in Franklin, NH
  • Top pickerel $100 gift certificate to Bryson’s 4 Wheel Auto Repair in Belmont, NH
  • Top perch $100 gift certificate to Grevior Furniture in Franklin, NH

CHILDREN, we will award top 3 for each species (trout, pickerel, perch)

  • 1st place $75 gift card to Wal Mart courtesy of KB Insul Tech in Northfield
  • 2nd place $25 gift card to Dunkins AND $25 to Winnisquam Market in Tilton
  • 3rd place $25 gift certificate to Pizza Chef in Franklin

Additionally, the smallest fish will be awarded a $50 Amazon gift card, courtesy of Benson Auto in Franklin

We hope this “event” will allow our great community the chance to still get out on the ice with your families, have a good time fishing, and hopefully win some prizes. Because there is no live fish check-in, we are counting on the honesty and integrity of our participants to make sure prizes are awarded fairly.

Good luck!!


Check out pics from the event!