Maine Ice Fishing Day
February 16
Starting at 9am
Range Pond State Park
Poland Spring, ME









9 Attending

Maine Ice Fishing Day

Join New England Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Maine Parks and Lands, and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for a day packed with winter fun! Whether you’re an expert in the winter outdoors and just want some camaraderie, or you’ve never braved the ice and snow before but want to dip your toes in - we’ll have something for all of you!

  • Break Into Ice Fishing(9 am-12 pm). Beginner ice fishing instructions, bait, and the free use of ice fishing equipment (register below). No fishing license required – it’s free fishing weekend!
  • Trail Exploration(9 am-12 pm). Bring your own or use free snowshoes, cross-country skis courtesy of Maine Parks and Lands or fat-tire bikes courtesy of Busytown Bikes on the Park’s 4.1-mile groomed trail network.
  • Fish Cleaning, Cooking, and Wild Game Sampling(11 am – 2 pm). Backcountry Hunters and Anglers will serve up their best fresh-caught fish cleaning and preparation tips, along with some wild game samples, drawings for free gear, and incentives for new and renewing members.   
  • Baxter Brewing Beer Tent & Food Truck(12pm—2pm)


EVENT DETAILS and REGISTRATION:For event details, to reserve your free ice fishing equipment, and qualify for a $100 Cabela’s gift card, register at:

NOTE: The registration is only necessary for the use of free ice fishing equipment.  Please come even if the registration page says "Sold Out!"

BHA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  We’ll be promoting BHA at our table from 9-3 and can use help staffing the table or with the fish and game cleaning and cooking demos.  Contribute some of your catch to the demos or bring samples of some cooked game or a bite we could sauté up on the spot.  If you’re willing to help in any way contact John Simoneau at [email protected],

Bring your family - bring your friends - bring the whole neighborhood!

Parking & restrooms on site

Park entry fees apply


February 16, 2019 at 9:00am - 2pm
Range Pond State Park
26 State Park Rd
Poland Spring, ME 04274
United States
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John Simoneau ·
Meghan Ecker John Simoneau Scott Overbey Jordan Yoder Chris Allen

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Meghan Ecker
Scott Overbey

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