Jamestown  (CSi)  The annual Jamestown Rural Fire Department Fishing Derby for  has been canceled due to anticipated unsafe ice conditions.

JRFD Assistant Chief, Rick Woehl, says, “Based on the unique circumstances this year, and with public safety in mind, we have opted out of the fishing derby this year.”

While the fishing derby has been cancelled, Woehl says all other activities associated with the event will go on.

Tickets for the raffle will go on sale the week of November 11, with the drawing held during a dance at the Jamestown Civic Center on Feb. 22.  Prizes will remain the same.

Stutsman County Sheriff Chad Kaiser has banned all on-ice activity at Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs because of anticipated unsafe ice conditions this winter.

Releases from Jamestown and Pipestem dams are anticipated to continue until the end of February due to heavy fall precipitation.