Annual China Lake Ice Fishing Derby

Announcing the 4th Annual
China Lake Ice Fishing Derby
February 19, 2023!


Presented by
The China Four Seasons Club and
The China Village Vol. Fire Company

Would you like to help out and be a sponsor this year? Maybe you’d rather volunteer with an activity. Click HERE and fill out the form and we will get back to you shortly! Thank you!

China Ice Days – Schedule of Events:

Friday Night:
> Mason’s Dinner – $20 per plate or $30 per couple and $50 per family – regardless of the number of children! $15 per plate for seniors. Dinner includes lasagna, salad, dessert, and a drink. Mealtime starts at 6 PM. Reservations are requested and can be made by emailing the Central Lodge at You can also call or text W.M. Adam Higgins at 207-660-8535 to make reservations or with questions. Take will be available again this year.

After the dinner, China Four Seasons Club will lead a snowmobile sled ride back to the clubhouse followed by a bonfire & smores – weather permitting.

> Community Cornhole Tournament – China Middle School – From 10 AM – 3 PM. Must pre-register. Two divisions. Advanced players & Recreational: Advanced $20 per team, $200 to the winners. Recreational $10 per team, $100 to the winners. Boards will be provided by local town residents. Light lunch will be available for purchase. Double elimination. All players must be 12+ to play. An event page has been set up on Facebook HERE!

> Family Sledding and Cardboard Derby (weather permitting) – China Lake Camp & Conference Center – American Baptist Churches of Maine on Neck Road – From 10 AM – 3 PM. Cardboard races are set for 2 PM. Food Provided/Donated by Big G’s Restaurant in Winslow.

> Ice Skating – located at the Town of China Ball Fields between the China Middle School and the Primary School – From 5 PM – 7 PM. Food for sale provided by the Sports & Rec Committee. Smore’s supplied by Central Church.

China Lake Ice Fishing Derby

Weigh-in Station will be located at the China Village Fire Department on Causeway Road in China Village. Entries must be in line at the Fire Department Building by 4 PM. You must have a ticket to enter your fish. Tickets can be purchased from many local stores or from any member of the CFSC or the CVVFD. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. Tickets include fishing derby entry & chance for door prizes. Door Prize drawings start at noon. Food will be available for purchase during the derby.
All State of Maine Ice Fishing Laws and Rules Apply.
Immediately following the Fishing Derby award ceremony, Central Maine Pyrotechnics will be set on the Fireworks Display at approximately 6:15 PM.

Fishing Prizes:

Raffle Prize Sponsors

Lunker of the Day!
Diesel Dan’s Repairs: Largest Fish by Weight in Any Category $200!

Brook Trout
Vassalboro Car Care: 1st place $150
AMP Electric: 2nd place $75
KC Auto: 3rd place $25

Brown Trout
Central Maine Auto Group: 1st place $200
New England Imports – 2nd place $100
Greg’s Place – 3rd place $50

Large Mouth Bass
Bug Busterzzz – 1st place $100
Bob’s Glass & More: 2nd place $50
KC Auto: 3rd place $25

China Variety & Redemption: 1st place $100
Adams Reality – 2nd place $50
Greg’s Place – 3rd place $25

Small Mouth Bass
Central Machine: 1st place $100
Fernald Family Chiropractor – 2nd place $50
3rd place $25

Children (15 and under)
Perch: White or Yellow
Most by Count
Sponsored by North Country Harley Davidson
1st place $50
2nd place $40
3rd place $30
4th place $20
5th place $10