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Lake Hopatcong Ice-Fishing Contest Cancelled

Lack of ice leads organizers to put off first 2013 event.

Lake Hopatcong Ice-Fishing Contest Cancelled

An ice-fishing contest on Lake Hopatcong scheduled for Jan. 20 has been cancelled due to lack of ice on the lake, according to AIM Jefferson.

The contest was to be the first of the year hosted by the Knee Deep Club. The club had been planning for the event for months and sent out notice earlier this month.

Ice-fishing contests by the club have drawn a good amount of participation, including last year's February contest in which 85 anglers fished. First-, second- and third-place winners split a $1,360 cash prize.

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