The Ely Times

The 2018 Rotary Cub Fishing derby has been cancelled due to safety concerns.

The current ice thickness can not support the total number of anticipated fishermen.

This event brings approximately 700 fisherman and women to the event, and with that many people on the ice it posed a very large safety risk.

This is one of the largest events held in Ely each winter. But, with unseasonably warm weather this winter, it’s been hard to create ice thick enough to ensure a safe event.

The Rotary Club will be issuing refunds to all participants that have a valid prepaid entry fee.

Please allow time for the club to prepare and mail the refunds due to the prepaid participant.