The Sebago DerbyFest statewide derby has been canceled, director Tom Noonan said Tuesday.

The board of directors of the 10th Maine Chevrolet Derby decided Tuesday there was not sufficient ice statewide to hold the derby.

The first part of DerbyFest, the ice fishing derby on Sebago Lake, was held on Feb. 20 but canceled after seven people fell through the ice.

However, on Tuesday only six of 25 fish weigh stations across Maine reported having 2 feet of ice or more.

“There are areas that have very good ice. That made us reluctant to cancel the whole thing. But we felt it wasn’t fair to the fishermen in York County who had no intention of driving three to four hours to fish,” Noonan said.

It is only the second time in the 10-year history of the state’s biggest ice fishing derby that it has been canceled.

The $20,000 in prizes and the Chevrolet truck yet to be won will be raffled off on March 9, Noonan said. Those interested in contributing to the charities that the derby supports can still buy $20 tickets for the raffle.

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