Supporters 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 supporter 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 Meredith 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 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 supporter 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.
The Center Harbor Inn, located on Lake Winnipesaukee on Center Harbor Bay is a supporter of the Derby! Check out their website www.centerharborinn.com.
Steve Hutchins, of Hutchinsshotit Photography, has kindly provided many terrific photos of the Derby for us. Visit his site here: https://hutchinshotit99.smugmug.com/.
We opened our store back in December of 2010 wanting to be a destination, not a convenience over-priced store. The Tackle Shack has been stocked with what our customers use and has built a knowledge of the lakes and rivers in New Hampshire. We have stores at both Sunapee Lake and at Lake Winnipesaukee. The Tackle Shack is also a wholesaler dealer for live bait and supplies covering the New Hampshire area.
Stewart's Ambulance Service in Meredith, has worked with the Rotary Club this year to provide Covid-19 testing for all members of the club, all volunteers and judges who will be working at the Derby and interacting with the public.