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Ice fishing for Trout at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
February 23, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 10:30 am
Ice Fishing: Trout on Sunday, February 23, 7:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Holderness, NH – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center holds and introduction to ice fishing for trout for adults and families with children ages 9 and up. Beneath the snow and ice is a wondrous world of peril: oxygen starts to deplete, food is scarce, and water temperature is barely above 37 degrees Fahrenheit. Join a Science Center naturalist in search of fish that remain active under these conditions. Try to entice fish to the end of a line using lures and jigging techniques that mimic their natural food. Learn about fish adaptations by observing fish colors, fins, and mouthparts. Whether you fish for food, as a social gathering, or to be out in the elements, ice fishing is a great activity to foster your love for nature.
All fishing instruction and equipment are provided at no extra cost. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 16 and up must have a current New Hampshire fishing license. Wear insulated snow boots with non-cotton socks. Wear many, many layers of clothing including non-cotton insulating base layers, a wind-proof outer layer, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and gloves. Bring an extra pair of gloves, snacks, a thermos with a hot beverage, and a camp chair. Fishing licenses may be purchased through New Hampshire Fish & Game, which helps conservation efforts in our state.
Cost: $15/member; $18/non-member
To register for this event, and learn about upcoming programs, and membership go to www.nhnature.org or call 603-968-7194.