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Meredith, NH – On Saturday and Sunday, February 9-10, 2019, the beautiful Lakes Region of New Hampshire becomes a winter wonderland on the ice. The 40th annual Great Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby brings anglers and families from all over New England outside to enjoy this fun event. The derby is headquartered in the picturesque town of Meredith, New Hampshire, a popular tourist destination on the shores of the famous Lake Winnipesaukee. There are plenty of shopping, lodging and dining options in the region and numerous lakes to explore.
Big Prizes, Little Houses and Big Fish!   This event is a major fundraiser for the Meredith Rotary Club and the countless volunteer hours make this annual event a “must-do” for anyone that loves the great outdoors and is looking for a great family weekend destination. With over $50,000 in cash prize awards, there are plenty of people that purchase a $40 ticket even though they don’t even plan to fish!

How about a FREE lesson in how to ice fish? On Saturday, February 9th, instructors from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Let’s Go Fishing Program for an instructional clinic. Clinics will take place at 10 am , 11 am , 1 pm , 2 pm , and 3 pm on the ice in front of the Derby HQ trailer on Meredith Bay. The clinic is geared toward kids but is open to anyone! Those 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. All equipment will be provided. You do not need to have a fishing license to participate in this free ice fishing lesson.
Event producers encourage everyone to register, since you don’t even need to fish to win one of the many cash prizes that are drawn throughout the weekend.  Registration for the event is just $40 per ticket.  Each registration provides the opportunity to win one of the cash prizes.  Each registration also includes a $10 dining certificate from T-BONES and Cactus Jack’s. Prizes for the top winning fish are $15,000, $5,000 and $3000.   For more information regarding the Great Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby visit .

Information will also be posted on the Meredith Rotary Facebook page at: . Additional information is available from the Meredith Chamber of Commerce at 603.279.7600 or .
The Meredith Rotary Club invites all to join in the fun and enjoy the exhilarating winter scenery found in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Supporting this event supports the community and provides a wonderful family experience enjoying the beauty of nature. Tickets can be purchased online at for just $40.  The Meredith Rotary Club extends heartfelt thanks to everyone who supports this 40th annual fundraiser.

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About the Ice Fishing Derby:
The Great Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby is produced by The Meredith Rotary Club which was founded in 1928, and established the Great Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby as its major fundraiser in 1979. The funds that are raised through the Ice Fishing Derby and other events enable the club to support the local communities with donations to the Food Pantry, Senior Center, the New Hampshire Veteran’s Home, scholarships to traditional and non-traditional students, and other worthy causes. Club members include men and women from the community who have experience with a wide variety of professions.