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Ice Fishing Derby

Thursday, Feb 9, 2023 (3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Leader: Andrew Meyers

Event Information


We're Keeping It Reel This Winter
Join us for our second-annual educational Ice Fishing Derby. Participants may participate as experienced anglers or can participate as learners by taking one of our ice fishing lessons hosted by the University of Wisconsin Fishing team and our local DNR Wardens. Sign up separately to take lessons-- they will be run every hour on the hour! Participants in the lessons will provide all the necessary fishing equipment needed to fish. Free hot chocolate will be available for anglers.

This event will be free of charge, all you need to do is come with a current fishing license ($5.00 first time angler licenses available at Prizes will be given to award winning fish caught! Participants must be students and registration is required.

Participant Rules and Instructions
Participants must obey all DNR fishing regulations.
Fish must be caught during the event hours on the waters within view of the Memorial Union on Lake Mendota.
Wisconsin Union will provide all fishing equipment necessary for first-time anglers. Experienced anglers are welcome to bring their own tackle.

The event will take place outside, so participants should dress to be warm for the duration. Ice cover can be quite wet so make sure to bring waterproof boots!

First Fish
Last Fish
Biggest Fish
Smallest Fish
Biggest Perch
Biggest Bluegill
Biggest Crappie
Biggest Walleye
Biggest Northern
Most Species Caught
Best Fishing Photo

Event Type
Cancellation, Reschedule, and Refund Information
This event will be rescheduled for February 10th if there is inclement weather or poor ice conditions.
Equipment/ Gear Required by Participant
Food and Equipment Information

Registration Count

Registration Type Registrations Remaining
All Participants 10 0