Bousquet’s Appliance Charity Ice Fishing Derby
THOMPSON, CT – Mark your calendars for the Bousquet’s Appliance Ice Fishing Derby! On Sunday, February 18th Bousquet’s Appliance located in Danielson, Connecticut is hosting a Charity Ice Fishing Derby from 8am to 1pm.
On Sunday morning fishermen from all over will descend upon Valley Springs Sportsmans Club, 65 Valley Road, North Grosvenordale, Connecticut. The weather is looking promising for this ice fishing derby. Valley Springs Sportsman’s Club is located in the quiet corner of Connecticut just minutes from the Massachusetts and Rhode Island borders. Valley Springs Sportsmans Club’s private three and a half acre pond is stocked certain times throughout the year with Rainbow, Brown and Brook Trout.
The entry fee is $50 per person and must be paid at the time of registration. Every fisherman gets two holes and all the holes will be pre-drilled so there is no need to bring your auger. Three fish may be kept from your catch. Catch and release is allowed but only with artificial lures. We ask that you please refrain from drinking alcohol until 11am. A breakfast buffet will be served for $7 per person. WINY Radio Station will be on hand doing a live remote broadcast. The event is open to the public, so invite your friends and family and see who can catch the biggest fish!
There will be various prizes including one $3,000 prize for special tagged trout, a big screen television for special tagged trout, and prizes for first, second and third longest trout.
Anyone interested in participating in this February 18th event can register at Bousquet’s Appliance or Valley Springs Sportsmans Club or for more information please call Bousquet’s Appliance at 860-774-5821 or Valley Springs Sportsmans club at 860-923-2121.
Proceeds from this event support the Thompson Historical Society’s mission to save the Ellen Larned Memorial Building. In 1902, Ms. Ellen Larned, Windham County’s most famous historian and a native of Thompson, CT, dedicated a small library building on Thompson Hill. Now, a century later, that library building has been given a new lease on life thanks to the Thompson Historical Society. Society members Beth Greene and Barbara Weaver led a team of energetic volunteers for the better part of a year to create a wonderful addition to the Thompson scene. Beth Greene’s creative spirit, hard work and determination to see the job through coupled with Barbara Weaver’s outstanding administrative abilities have brought forth a museum worthy of Thompson’s illustrious past. The museum opened officially September 6, 2003 and is located on Historic Thompson Common, Rte. 193, in Thompson CT.