Outdoor Women of New Jersey’s Ice Fishing Workshop

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The Ice Fishing Workshop is part of the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife's “Outdoor Women of New Jersey” (OWNJ) program.

OWNJ workshops are designed to provide women 18 years of age or older with a welcoming environment in which to learn outdoor skills. These workshops are for you if you are a newcomer to the outdoors, an outdoor enthusiast who wants to learn new skills, or someone who wishes to network with other outdoor enthusiasts.

Event Information:

Outdoor Women of New Jersey’s Ice Fishing Workshop

February 15, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:00pm


Kittatinny Valley State Park, Andover Twp., NJ

About the Workshop: Participants will get introduced to the sport of ice fishing by outdoor and ice fishing enthusiast David Alexander. David is a lifelong educator, naturalist and conservation biologist (www.natureintoaction.com). The classroom portion of the workshop will cover ice safety, staying warm and dry, targeting specific fish species, depth maps, ice fishing equipment, knots, bait selection, and technique. The ice portion of the workshop will be hands-on fishing, with filleting and camp cookery. Please note, if no safe ice is available for the workshop, it will be rescheduled at a later date if possible.

Workshop Fee: $10.00. Fee includes morning refreshments, bait and tackle, and all equipment.

Prepping for the Workshop: Dressing warm will increase the enjoyment of the workshop. Plan to dress in several layers: polypropylene base layer, fleece, and a warm/rain-wind proof outer jacket, wool socks, hat, gloves, and warm snow boots. If you think you might need it, you should bring it. We will be standing around on ice.

If you have your own gear, please bring it. Participants will be required to bring a lunch.

Registration: Complete the registration form, make check or money order for $10.00 payable the NJOA-EP (NJ Outdoor Alliance-Environmental Projects) and mail to: Karen Byrne, NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife, PO Box 418, Port Republic, NJ 08241. Upon receipt of your registration and payment, you will be e-mailed a confirmation notice, directions, and a list of items you need to bring to be prepared. Registration deadline is February 7, 2020 (provided space is still available).

NOTE: Registration is limited to 15 participants and registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Requirements: Participants must purchase their 2020 NJ Freshwater Fishing License (residents $22.50; non-residents $34.00). For participants who want to keep any trout that may be caught you must purchase your Trout Stamp (residents: $10.50; non-residents $20.00). Licenses and trout stamps can be purchased at a License Agent or Online at www.njfishandwildlife.com.

Cancellation: The deadline for cancellation is February 9, 2020. If you cancel before that date, you will receive a full refund. After that date, no refunds will be issued. You may send a substitute if you are unable to attend provided, they complete the application form prior to the event.


Contact Karen Byrne at karen.byrne@dep.nj.gov or (609) 748-4347.

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