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Offline waynerob

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Wakefield Parks & Recreation Derby
« on: Feb 16, 2012, 01:20 PM »
  Saturday February 25. Register a Nutes Bait Shop or at the Parks & Recreation building. This year we have 3 lakes you can fish from. . . Balch, Lovell, and Great East.  There will be 5 categories. White Perch, Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch, Pickerel and Black Crappie.  Turntable Park (behind the Rec building) is the headquarters. $10 for adults 16 and over and $5 for under 16.   We have lots of prizes and raffles.

   This derby has brought in more than $12,000 towards the towns fireworks and other kids programs. The Recreation Department is run on a shoestring budget and this event is very helpful to help the kids and community. We will be giving out hot coffee and coco at the Rec during registration, as well as having a pancake breakfast and lasagna dinner just down the road at St. Anthony's church.

  For any other information please call the rec at 603-522-9977

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Re: Wakefield Parks & Recreation Derby
« Reply #1 on: Feb 17, 2012, 08:46 AM »
FYI ~ At this time we still have decent ice on Balch and Lovell. On Great East you just need to use your head.  Hope to see you all next weekend.

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Re: Wakefield Parks & Recreation Derby
« Reply #2 on: Feb 17, 2012, 09:02 AM »
Thanks for the update Wayne.  I hope to make it up next weekend with the kids.

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Re: Wakefield Parks & Recreation Derby
« Reply #3 on: Feb 17, 2012, 11:55 AM »
hope the ice stays ok

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Re: Wakefield Parks & Recreation Derby
« Reply #4 on: Feb 17, 2012, 12:44 PM »
  I will try to keep a post about conditions on the lakes involved.

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Re: Wakefield Parks & Recreation Derby
« Reply #5 on: Feb 17, 2012, 05:46 PM »
i will help with the updates i live on lovell, and fish great east,hopefully we will be fine always a fun derby,atleast we dont have the snow we have had in past years causing the slush mess

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Re: Wakefield Parks & Recreation Derby
« Reply #6 on: Feb 19, 2012, 06:27 PM »
Keeping my fingers crossed that the cold nights we have the next couple of days counteract the daytime highs....... ???

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Re: Wakefield Parks & Recreation Derby
« Reply #7 on: Feb 20, 2012, 06:55 AM »
Me too.  17 degrees in Barrington NH this morning.   :)

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Re: Wakefield Parks & Recreation Derby
« Reply #8 on: Feb 20, 2012, 06:03 PM »
As long as there is ice we'll be fishin.
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Re: Wakefield Parks & Recreation Derby
« Reply #9 on: Feb 20, 2012, 07:33 PM »
fished great east today 10 inches on shore, 6 in the middle, lovell is still around 12 inches.

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Re: Wakefield Parks & Recreation Derby
« Reply #10 on: Feb 21, 2012, 07:09 AM »
Good to hear.  Hopefully it hangs in there for this weekend.   ;)

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Re: Wakefield Parks & Recreation Derby
« Reply #11 on: Feb 21, 2012, 10:59 AM »
How is the access from PPP's onto lovell?  Walkable or open?   Also, will we be able to park there again this year Wayne?
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Re: Wakefield Parks & Recreation Derby
« Reply #12 on: Feb 21, 2012, 03:30 PM »
The edges on Lovell still look good as does the boat launch. There is parking at the town beach and also just down the road from the beach where the fire hydrant is. One reason we are not having headquarters at the lake is the parking issue. One of the owners said it was ok and another came up hollering at me that he was going to have the cars towed. So to make it work for everyone I moved headquarters to the Rec building.

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Re: Wakefield Parks & Recreation Derby
« Reply #13 on: Feb 22, 2012, 04:26 PM »
Just giving a quick update... the boat launch on Lovell is still OK. Getting a little wet in one spot directly at the end of pavement. Great East looks good, although I believe the middle to be getting pretty thin. Had a report from another local fisherman that was on Balch and he had 14 inches. Everyone just try yo use common sense , don't take any chances and be carefull.

Spoke with the Lt. at the police department and we can park some vehicles to the far left side of the Public Safety building (side the PD is on). That should give us another 12 spots. The spots against the building and in front on the fire side are off limits!

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Re: Wakefield Parks & Recreation Derby
« Reply #14 on: Feb 22, 2012, 04:29 PM »
was out there this weekend on lovell and had 10 inches of ice 200 yards out of the boat launch and had 14 inches by both islands...someone even had a car out next to the small island

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Re: Wakefield Parks & Recreation Derby
« Reply #15 on: Feb 22, 2012, 04:51 PM »
coming out of the launch on great east there is a crack about 100 yrs out stay to the left and its fine, the right side is pretty nasty, should be fine for the weekend, just be safe on great east it can change fast out there, i had pleanty of ice the whole way out to the rock pile on the right were the lake opens up around 10 inches, middle was around 5 inches, be safe everyone lets have a fun weekend, i will try and give another post on great east friday,lovell is still solid

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Re: Wakefield Parks & Recreation Derby
« Reply #16 on: Feb 23, 2012, 07:02 AM »
Holden and Bluefin1 thanks for the help. Hope to see you both on Saturday.

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Re: Wakefield Parks & Recreation Derby
« Reply #17 on: Feb 24, 2012, 11:11 AM »
  Just checked the lakes for our derby tomorrow.  Everything looks good. Plenty of places to get on and as long as people are using their common sense they will be fine. I will be at the Rec for any registrations at 5:30 am tomorrow. There are two different times for weigh on the forms. (a misprint) One says 3:30 and one says 4. We will be using 4pm. Sorry about any confusion.

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Re: Wakefield Parks & Recreation Derby
« Reply #18 on: Feb 24, 2012, 11:46 AM »
i didnt make it to great east today, but there was pleanty of ice a few days ago, if you decide to go out in the middle check the ice as you go out,lovell is still a solid 12 inches, good luck everyone and be safe, hope to see some nice fish at the weigh in.

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Re: Wakefield Parks & Recreation Derby
« Reply #19 on: Feb 25, 2012, 07:52 AM »
Over 100 registered fishermen! Already have 4 rainbows on the board. Bluefin1 brought in a couple of beauties!!! Congrats!!

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Re: Wakefield Parks & Recreation Derby
« Reply #20 on: Feb 25, 2012, 09:51 AM »
Hows the board look am i still ok?

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Re: Wakefield Parks & Recreation Derby
« Reply #21 on: Feb 25, 2012, 11:43 AM »
Yes. The only other fish we have taken in are pickerel.

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Re: Wakefield Parks & Recreation Derby
« Reply #22 on: Feb 25, 2012, 12:15 PM »
thanks for the update, see you soon

 



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