Learn To Catch And Cook Dinner




Learn To Catch And Cook Dinner


Ice fishing can be a rewarding way to bring a fresh dinner to your table. / Photo Credit: Wisconsin DNR

Sign up for this class to learn basic fishing skills and where to find fishable water close to home

Who: Adult novice anglers who want to learn to ice fish and cook their catch.

What: This 5-session community education-style class begins indoors, where you’ll learn about Madison’s lakes and some of their inhabitants. The UW-Madison ice fishing team will share their secrets on ice fishing techniques at indoor practice sessions, then join us out on the ice for two ice fishing outings. Then we’ll show you how to prepare your catch for the table at a nearby kitchen. All gear and supplies are provided.

When And Where:

Indoor Sessions
Dates: Tuesday & Wednesday, Jan. 24 & 25
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Place: DNR Headquarters Madison/Fitchburg, DNR Service Center
3911 Fish Hatchery Rd. Fitchburg, WI 53711

Sunday Fishing Outing
Date: Jan. 29
Time: 9 a.m.-noon
Place: Lake Wingra, Wingra Park, Madison

Cooking Session
Date: Monday, Jan. 30
Time: 5:30-9 p.m.
Place: TBD We’ll cook our catch at a nearby kitchen.

Sunday Fishing Outing
Date: Feb. 5
Time: 3-6 p.m.
Place: Lake Mendota, Governor Nelson State Park, Middleton. State Park sticker required.

Cost: This class is free. Your registration confirms your attendance. If you must cancel, please contact us immediately.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2022

Registration is available online.

A fishing license is required; however, licenses can be waived for novices with fewer than two years of fishing experience. Participants wanting a waiver must obtain a DNR Customer Identification number in advance and include it on their registration form. Call 1-888-936-7463 if you need help obtaining this number.


We look forward to hearing from you,

Theresa Stabo
Angler Outreach Program Specialist

Cal Sinclair
Angler Outreach Program Assistant
calvin.sinclair@wisconsin.gov 608-419-2078