"Fishing Down Under" Ice Fishing Benefit Event

The Elkins Fish and Game Club is proud to sponsor Fishing Down Under on Kezar Lake in North Sutton, NH.
This annual ice fishing charity event is held to generate funds to aid a local area family.

RESULTS from January 21, 2017

We had a terrific turnout for our event, with 81 adults and 26 children signing up to vie for prizes and help support our charitable efforts.

Below are the winners in each category:
ADULTS:
Longest Pickerel - Tammy Sanchez - 23.25 inches
Longest Perch - Larry Budlong - 13.75 inches
Longest "Other" fish - Chris Zullo - 19 inch White Sucker
CHILDREN:
Longest Pickerel - Hayden Babineau - 19.25 inches
Longest Perch - Chase Twombly - 12.75 inches
Longest "Other" fish - Kamryn Dutton - 13.5 inch Horned Pout

Our 50-50 Raffle winner was Ken W. of Sunapee.

Specifics

OUR EVENT WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 21st, 2017.

Registration:
On the day of the event, come to the First Free Will Baptist Church hall, located at the corner of Rte. 114 and Keyser Street in North Sutton, NH.

You can also download our registration form in advance and mail it in: Click here!
Mail the completed forms, along with your entry fee, to:
Elkins Fish & Game Club
Ice Fishing Registration
PO Box 3
Elkins, NH 03233

Fees:
$12.00 for adults, $8.00 for Veterans, children under 16 Free.

Times:
Check-in starts at 6:00 AM at the church hall.
Fish measuring starts at 8:00 AM and ends at 2:30 PM in our pop-up tent, which will be located on Kezar Lake,
near the Wadleigh Hill Road parking area.
Prizes will be awarded at 3:00 PM in the church hall.

ADULT PRIZES:
Prizes will be awarded to the FIRST PLACE finisher for the longest PERCH, the longest PICKEREL, and the longest "OTHER" fish. The decision of the judges will be final.

Prizes for the longest Perch:
$50 cash, $25 gift certificate to The Tackle Shack, a Colt Firefighter folding knife, and a $25 gift certificate to a local restaurant.

Prizes for the longest Pickerel:
$50 cash, $25 gift certificate to The Tackle Shack, a Max-Traps 29" tip-up, and a $25 gift certificate to a local restaurant.

Prizes for the longest "Other" fish:
$50 cash, $50 gift certificate to the Ruger Online Store, a $25 gift certificate to Bear Hollow, and a $25 gift certificate to a local restaurant.

NOTE: NO BASS FISHING IS ALLOWED!

CHILDREN'S PRIZES:
First Place winners for the longest Perch, Pickerel, or "other" fish will receive an age appropriate prize, and all children will receive a ribbon with medal for participating. Children can compete in the "Adult" class but must pay the entry fee.

50/50 RAFFLE:
We will be holding a 50/50 raffle, the generate additional funds for our local area family. Tickets are $2.00 each, 3 for $5.00, or 7 for $10.00. The drawing will be held following the awarding of prizes, and the winner does not need to be present.

Ice fishing information

If you're new to ice fishing and would like to find out about the sport, or if you just want additional information, go to the NH Fish & Game web site to find interesting articles, maps and videos.
To go to their ice fishing page, click here!

See information about our ice fishing class below.

Additional Activities

Everyone is welcome to come out to our event, even if you just want to watch what's going on. For folks who might like to take part in something other than the tournament, we have other activities.

ICE SKATING
We will be clearing a large area on the ice, near the judging tent, so that children and adults will be able to ice skate and enjoy the winter weather at this beautiful lake.

REFRESHMENTS & LICENSES
If you get hungry or thirsty, we will be serving coffee, tea, hot cocoa, and snacks at the church hall.

For people who need a fishing license, or would like to get something more substantial to eat, they can go to
The Vernondale Store, located a short walk away on Rte. 114. The Vernondale Store sells hunting and fishing licenses throughout the year, and always has soups, sandwiches, and other fine eats to select from.
To visit The Vernondale Store web site, click here!

ICE FISHING CLASS
If you want to learn how to ice fish so you can enter our tournament in the future, will be be holding a class for children and adults. Instructors from NH Fish & Game will teach all the basics of the sport. Instruction will begin at 7:00 AM in the church hall. This 2 hour class will be followed up with instruction out on the ice. An area near our judging tent will be cleared for participants.

MISC.
The skating area and ice fishing class are provided free of charge. Donations to our charitable fund will be cheerfully accepted.

All fish caught but not kept for consumption will be donated to help feed local hawks, owls, and other rapters that were injured and rescued.

Directions

From North, take Rte. 89 South to Exit 10. At the end of the ramp turn RIGHT onto Gile Pond Road, then take the 1st RIGHT onto North Road. At the end of North Road, at the "T", turn RIGHT onto Sutton Road (Rte. 114). After a short distance, take the 1st LEFT onto Wadleigh Hill Road.
From South, take Rte. 89 North to Exit 10. At the end of the ramp turn LEFT onto Gile Pond Road. Go under Rte. 89 and take the 1st RIGHT onto North Road. At the end of North Road, at the "T", turn RIGHT onto Sutton Road (Rte. 114). After a short distance, take the 1st LEFT onto Wadleigh Hill Road.

Signs will be posted to guide your way.

Sponsors

The following businesses are sponsoring our event. Please reward their generosity with your patronage:
The Tackle Shack in Newbury,   Max-Traps Tip-Ups of East Dixfield, MA,  Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc.,
Wendell Veterinary Clinic,  Barton Insurance Agency, Inc.,  Woodcrest Village,
Blackwater Junction Restaurant in Andover,  Newbury Palace Pizza,  Kearsarge Magazine,
Cheever Tire Service in Newport,  Chadwick Funeral Service,  Country Kitchen Restaurant in Newport,
The Lake Inn at Mt. Sunapee,  Village Sports, LLC in New London,   Colonial Pharmacy,
Clark's Hardware,  Appletree Opticians,  Peter Christian's Tavern,   Colby Insurance Group,
Country Houses, LLC,  Frank Anzalone Associates,  Hubert's Family Outfitters in New London,
LaValley Building Supply,  Marshall's Garage,  New London Insurance Agency,
New London Rotary Club,   Eaton Furniture,  Bubba's Bar & Grille,  Belletetes, Inc.,
Compass Travel in New London,  Rowley & Associates.

Donations

If you can't make the event but would like to support the club's efforts to aid a local family, please send your check to:

Elkins Fish & Game Club
PO Box 3
Elkins, NH 03233

The Elkins Fish & Game Club is a 501c3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductable.

If you have an questions or need more information, send us an e-mail: Click here!