Sponsors of the Great Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby
A.J. Nute, the owner of AJ's Bait and Tackle in Meredith, New Hampshire, has been a sponsor of the Derby for several years. In addition to selling bait and tackle, AJ also sells Derby Tickets, NH Fishing Licenses, and a variety of products for fishing during all seasons. He also posts late breaking news about fishing conditions, ice conditions, and AJ's Fishing Report. Click on the logo at left to visit their site.
Cabela's is one of the largest providers of outdoor products in the world, and are well known for the quality of the merchandise they sell. They kindly provide ice fishing "goodie bags" for the Kid's Ice Fishing Clinic during the Derby.
The building class at the Huot Technical Center at Laconia High School has worked with the Gilford Rotary and the Lakes Region Builders and Remodelers Association to design and build a bob house for past Derby events. The materials for the bob house are generously donated by companies that are members of LRHBRA and include everything from the exterior roof to the windows! This will be a hand made, extremely well crafted bob house that will make any ice fisherman proud! Return to this page for further details as we get closer to the Derby and listen to your local radio stations for updates as well. Click on the HUOT logo to visit their site.
The Mill Falls at the Lake overlooks Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith. They have been a supporter of the Derby for many years. Reserve your room early! Click on their logo to visit their site..
For the Ice Fishing Derby, the Rotary Club has worked closely with Body Covers in Laconia to design, print and deliver various styles and colors of tee-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and (for the first time) koozi cup holders. All merchandise will be available for purchase at Derby Headquarters in Meredith, beginning the Friday of Derby Weekend.
Many thanks to the talented Sean Byrnes, whose hands-on help has been invaluable. We wouldn't have a new deck or a new trailer without his contributions
The talented team at Tyler Grapics is indispensable to us. They provide design talent for the brochure and also do the mass mailing of the brochure to everyone in the Derby database.
Meredith Village Savings Bank has been a long-time friend and sponsor of the Derby. Our original trailer was a donation from the bank, and served us well for many years.
The Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness uses all unclaimed Derby fish to feed otters, bears, eagles and other animals at the Center throughout the winter. On Sunday afternoon a team from the Center picks up all the frozen fish and takes them to the Center where are are transformed into delectable treats: The osprey really love perch and the otters love "troutsicles." Click on the link to the left to visit their site.
In 2017, Northern Fabrication Solutions donated a portable bob house for our Ice Fishing Derby! The Interact Club (Rotary in High School) students sold 1,000 raffle tickets, etched coffee mugs, and maple syrup from a local farm to earn money to support their charity projects.