NJDEP Outdoor Women of NJ Ice Fishing Workshop!




Outdoor Women of New Jersey’s
Ice Fishing Workshop
(At Capacity!)
Kittatinny Valley State Park, Andover Twp., NJ

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.

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.

Workshop Fee: $15.00. Fee includes morning refreshments, light lunch, bait and tackle.

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.

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

Click Here for the NJ Outdoors Program Registration Information

Location:  Kittatinny State Park – Lake Aeroflex & Twin Lakes
Workshop Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Facilitator: David Alexander, Nature Enthusiast www.NatureIntoAction.com
Contact Information: DavidEthanAlexander@gmail.com
Gear List: Participants must provide NJ fishing license (if Ice is available for fishing) and the trout stamp (if you want to fish for trout), EXTRA warm clothing and boots.  If you think you might need it – BRING IT. We will be standing around on ice.

Goals of the Workshop

  • Build confidence in Ice Fishing skills.
  • Know how-to tie fishing knots, rig a tip-up, target specific fish species, stay safe and warm on the ice.
  • Participate in ice fishing activities.
  • Have fun 🙂

Welcome!  Introductions & Goals
Fishing Information/Regulations
Ice Safety & Staying Warm and Dry
Targeting Specific Fish Species & Depth Maps
Equipment, Knots & Techniques
Fishing Ethics – CPR (Catch, Photo, Release) or Humane Kill
Actual Fishing* (if strong ice available)
Filleting and Camp Cookery


Good morning thank you for the workshop. It was both informative and a refresher for me.

Thanks again for your presentation last night. I think it went really well.

David was wonderful.  You can tell that he knows his stuff and that he loves to fish.  I do too and look forward to Ice Fishing one day this winter.  There is nothing like the feel of setting your hook and reeling one in!  

I really enjoyed tonight’s class. It was excellent. I learned so much in 1 hour!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s