If you haven’t tried ice fishing yet, you may be missing out on one of the most enjoyable and traditional outdoor activities in Maine! Winters can be long in the northeast and ice fishing is a great way to cure cabin fever, providing excitement, exercise, fresh air, and lots of fun! In this workshop, we’ll cover everything from ice safety, fishing equipment, bait selection, fish ID, cutting holes in the ice, setting up a shack, and many other skills. We will provide a hearty moose stew option to enjoy for lunch on the ice, complete with cocoa and coffee while we wait for a flag. Those that wish to bring their own lunch and snacks are encouraged to do so. If successful in catching fish, we’ll cover cleaning and how to prepare for a meal.

This workshop is limited to 10 participants and will be led by a Master Maine Fishing Guide and professional outdoor educators. 

 A current Maine fishing license will be needed to participate in the workshop, which may be purchased easily online.


  • Date: Wednesday,  February 10th, 2021
  • Start / End Times: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Registration Fee: $40.00
  • Location: Bryant Pond 4-H Camp, 17 Conservation lane
  • Minimum Age:  18 Years and older
  • Group Limit: 10
  • Level of Physical Difficulty:  Easy

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Please Note: As our commitment to ensuring all of our participant’s safety we will limit attendance to 10 and will be following all state guidelines for social distancing. We will be following all policies and guidance from the University of Maine, including spacing and face coverings, and we’ll have hand sanitizer stations available.

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