HOLDERNESS —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°F. Join naturalists and staff at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in search of fish that remain active under these conditions.

Intro to Ice Fishing will be held on Sat., January 22, from 7:00-10:30 a.m. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, 23 Science Center Road (Route 113) in Holderness.

Participants will try to entice fish using lures and jigging techniques that mimic their natural food. Learn about fish adaptations by observing fish colors, fins, and mouthparts. Whether fishing for food, for social gathering outdoors, 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 as part of the program fee. Fishing licenses are not required on January 22, New Hampshire’s Free Fishing Day. Adults must accompany children as a registered program participant. Dress for the weather with insulated snow boots and non-cotton socks; many layers of clothing including non-cotton insulating base layers, a windproof outer layer; sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and gloves. Bring extra gloves, a hot beverage, hand and toe warmers, and a camp chair. Pre-registration is required for all programs at www.nhnature.org.

The cost is $25.00 member; $30.00 non-member.

To register for this event, and learn about upcoming programs, and membership go to www.nhnature.org or call 603-968-7194.

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