Fishing Derby in Meredith New Hampshire

Once again, we find ourselves at that time of the year for the annual Fishing Derby, held by Meredith Rotary Club on Lake Winnipesaukee, Meredith, New Hampshire.

As one of the biggest Winter events held in the Lakes Region, many hopeful fishermen from across New Hampshire will be there competing for the fabulous prizes Meredith Rotary Club have to offer every year.

The fishing derby is open to anyone and everyone (see official Derby Rules) – so grab your fishing gear and join everybody at Meredith Bay! Tickets are only $30 for participation, and you could be in with a chance to win – will you be the one to go home with the grand prize of a brand new fishing boat valued at over $25,000?

If fishing isn’t the thing for you, you can still have an enjoyable day watching the festivities and excitement from Meredith docks with a warm mug of hot chocolate or some delicious refreshments to keep you warm. It’s always fun to watch the snowmobiles racing across Lake Winnipesaukee, and to watch the fishermen hauling their catch to the weigh in station at the Derby headquarters at the end of the day to proclaim the winner.

If you have children, then this may be a perfect day to get the kids out of the house. Take them along to the Derby Headquarters on the Saturday to learn the basics of ice fishing – which includes tip-ups, sounding the hole and power augers. This is hosted by Fish and Game’s volunteers through a program called “Let’s Go Fishing”. From 10am thru to 3pm, sessions are held hourly so why not make a day of it? Head to the fishing derby at 11am and learn ice fishing, enjoy lunch in Meredith at a local restaurant and then have fun walking on frozen Lake Winnipesaukee whilst watching all of the fishermen catch their winning prizes.

The fishing derby will be taking place on Saturday January 30th, from 8am – 11pm and Sunday January 31st from 5am – noon, so this gives you plenty of opportunity to head down for a few hours on either day. The Manor on Golden Pond hopes to see you there!


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