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Gadabout Golder
79 Middleton Road
Wolfeboro, NH
03894

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603-569-6426

 


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From the rocky coast of Maine to the Florida Keys, from the ponds, rivers, lakes and streams of New England and New York to the majestic Tetons of Wyoming, Curt "Gadabout" Golder offers you his 48 years of angling experience. Since 1989 Angling Adventures has been providing a unique and exciting opportunity for anglers from all over the world.
    Angling Adventures specializes in fly fishing and light tackle angling for "micropterus Dolomieu", the tough fighting, high jumping smallmouth bass. Pound for pound and inch for inch the gamest fish to ever test an anglers abilities.

"Fishing in my boat is an exciting experience", says Gadabout. "When I get a coachable, enthusiastic client, it doesn't take long before our efforts are rewarded with success. That makes my day, and my clients too."

Angling Adventures offers guided fishing trips for one or two anglers on fly fishing and trolling trips and up to three anglers using spinning or casting gear. Besides smallmouth bass we also fish "Winni" for salmon, trout, pickerel, perch and largemouth bass. Guided fishing trips to the Connecticut River for walleyes and northern pike can also be arranged.
    A licensed New Hampshire guide since 1989, Curt "Gadabout" Golder specializes in light tackle angling utilizing
spinning, casting and fly rods. Using both artificial lures and live bait techniques, this New Hampshire Fish and Game Department certified fishing instructor has guided hundreds and hundreds of anglers from over 40 states and 11 countries. An "angling educator" Golder has taught classes for the Science Center of New Hampshire, 4-H, Fish and Game, D.U. and others. His fly fishing school has introduced many to the sport of angling with a fly.

Licenses, Certificates, etc.
Curt "Gadabout" Golder: Registered N.H. Guide, National Ski Patrol certified Outdoor Emergency Care Technician, National Registry Emergency Medical Technician, Wilderness EMT,certified NH F&G Dept. Aquatic Resources Education instructor, member-Wolfeboro Chamber of Commerce, Laconia/Weirs Beach Chamber of Commerce, Lakes Region Association, Lakes Region Conservation Trust, life member North American Fishing Club.

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The Fishing Season (Late April through Mid October)
Our fishing season begins in April when "Old Man Winter" slowly releases his frosty grasp on our aquatic environs. The 100 year average for "Ice Out" on Lake Winipesaukee is April 22nd. At this time we troll flies, plugs and spoons on or close to the surface to catch salmon, lake trout and rainbow trout. Drifting live bait is also an effective way to catch these species. For those looking for a tasty meal the abundant white perch is active and can be caught this early in the year.

In May and June the water continues to warm and more fish become active. Now we catch smallmouth bass, pickerel, largemouth bass, perch and a variety of sunfish. This is the best angling of the year -BUT- it is limited to flies and artificial lures and requires a certain expertise of casting and retrieving and a definite tenacity for success. With most fish species in the upper water column fly fishing is now at it's peak.

The summer months of July and August send the salmon and lake trout to deeper waters seeking the comfort of cooler temperatures. To catch them during this period requires the use of downriggers or lead core lines. Going deep with spoons and jigs can also trick these creatures of the deep. The more temperature tolerant warm water fish stay active in the shallower water, though early morning is the best angling. This is the best time to introduce a youngster to the excitement of fishing.

The shorter days and longer nights of the approaching fall cool the water and once again you will find most fish moving to shallow waters to begin their autumnal feeding binge readying themselves for the coming winter. With the crowds of summer long departed and the mountains ablaze with color, it's easy to understand why fall is the favorite of many anglers.

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Curt Golder's Angling Adventures is located in the picturesque village of Wolfeboro, "The Oldest Summer Resort In America." This part of central New Hampshire, known as the Lakes Region, is noted for its many and diversified recreational opportunities. The traveler will find a true vacationer's paradise. Choose from fishing, boating, swimming, cruises and other water sports and related activities. For those who like to keep their feet on terra-firma the surrounding mountains provide an ever-changing colorful panorama. Walkers, hikers, bikers, and those who enjoy a leisurely drive through the scenic country will find well-marked trails and roads. Don't forget your camera!
   
For the young at heart there are amusement parks, water parks, boardwalks, scenic train and plane rides, museums, and more. If you have a good eye for a bargain, visit some of the many boutiques and antique dealers in the area. From family camping to luxurious resorts, the Wolfeboro area has a wide variety of accommodations for every season of the year.
   
Please call or write if you have any questions regarding activities or places to stay. If needed, we can help with your arrangements.

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Guided Fishing Trips
Enjoy a light tackle sport fishing adventure with a knowlegable hard working guide. We provide an exciting hands on experience in a fully equiped Suzuki powered Lund fishing boat equiped with a Minn-Kota trolling motor and Lowrance electronics. Angling Adventures supplies everything you need to make your time on the water safe and comfortable. All of our "Angling Adventures" start early in the morning, and last 4 1/2 hours and include the use of Orvis, Loomis and St. Croix rods, Orvis, Scientific Angler and Shimano reels, and any flies, lures and/or bait required.

1 person  $260.00
2 person  $300.00
3 persons $390.00

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Introduction to Fly Fishing (2 Days)
If you have always wanted to fly fish but were not sure how to get started Angling Adventures makes it easy for you with his two session private lesson. Session I is a one hour fly casting lesson held on land. Here you will learn the roll cast, the false cast, loops and planes, the presentation cast and general terms needed for communication the next day. Session II takes place on Lake Winnipesaukee where we will apply and fine tune the techniques we learned the day before in an actual 4-hour fishing situation. But if you only cast a few times a year and want to tweak your form, the one hour lesson sure wouldn't hurt. This private lesson is limited to two fly fishers. No equipment needed! Take the mystery out of fly fishing! We supply everything!

Day one - Afternoon Fly Casting Lesson

Day two - Fishing trip on "Winni"

1 person $300.00
2 people $390.00

One hour Fly Casting lesson
For the novice or the experienced caster wishing to improve.

1 person $40.00

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Your Angling Adventure Video
Relive your "Angling Adventure" with friends and relatives with a professional video that captures the anticipation, the beautiful scenery and the excitement of catching and releasing one of North America's most exciting gamefish. Would you like to tell a tale, send a message, or just have a visual reminder of the fun you had on your visit to New Hampshire. The content and length of your video is determined by your desires. VHS, MiniDV and DVD available.

Note: This calls for pre-planning so please call for details.

Edited    $100.00

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Sunrise Scenic Lake Tours
See the sun rise while floating in picturesque Wolfeboro Bay. Relax and enjoy the scenery as you cruise the shores of beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. Your guide will show you points of interest, tell of local history and New Hampshire folk lore. Trip lasts 1 1/2 hours. Don't forget your camera.

1 to 3 people $90.00

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Trip Details
Angling Adventures specializes in light tackle sport fishing and uses different equipment and techniques depending on the needs or desires of our clients. We supply all the things needed to make sure you are using the "right tool for the job" whether it be fly casting, spinning, casting or trolling. All trips start at sun up and last 4 1/2 hours. All our trips include instruction, lures, flies or bait, fuel, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, rain gear, P.F.D.'s and souvenir photos. Besides Lake Winnipesaukee "Gadabout" offers alternative trips to destinations throughout the state. Our walleye and/or northern pike trip on the Connecticut River or fly fishing the Pemigewasset for trout are two examples. These trips are more demanding of the angler so please call for details on these exciting piscatorial alternatives.

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Reservations (Please read!)
To make a reservation call 603-569-6426.

Your reservation is confirmed on receipt of a $100.00 deposit. All trips include instruction, equipment, flies, lures, bait, fuel, snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, rain gear, pfd’s and souvenir photos. You are responsible for your fishing license (16 years and up), proper boat shoes and correct clothing for the weather conditions. Gratuities not included. To plan your outdoor adventure, either call us at 603-569-6426 or send e-mail.

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Other Trips
Canoe trips, Nature walks/guided hikes, Snowshoeing, Winter tracking and guided Ice Fishing trips. If you have a club or group in need of a nature presentation ask about our Endangered Species, Wildlife Habitat, Pond Ecology or Wetlands slide shows.

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Cancellation Policy
Between May 15th and June 30th a 60 day notice for a full refund. For the rest of the year 14 days notice. We will refund in full if we are able to rebook for a day canceled. All weather postponements to be decided by the guide. We accept cash, travelers and personal checks.

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Accommodations for the Handicapped
Call or e-mail us for details.

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Gift Certificates
If you are "Fishing for a gift" we have certificates available.

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Slide Shows
Curt Golder is available to present slide show programs to groups and organizations.  For information call or send e-mail

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"A Great Catch!"

Fish aboard a tournament series Lund 1775 Pro V Deluxe with a Suzuki 150hp, Lowrance X85, Minn Kota trolling motor and VHF radio. Gadabout supplies all fishing equipment, including Orvis fly rods, Loomis and St. Croix spinning and casting rods and Shimano reels.


"Angling is an employment for idle time, which is then not idly spent, a rest to the mind, a cheerer of spirits, a diverter of sadness, a calmer of unquiet thoughts, a moderator of passions, and a procurer of contentedness."
Isaak Walton

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In Wolfeboro, NH... Curt Golder's Angling Adventures - In and around New Hampshire's beautiful Lakes Region.


Gadabout Golder... Recommended by the North American Fishing Club. Visit NAFC.



"To go fishing is the chance to wash one's soul with pure air, with the rush of the brook, or the shimmer of the sun on blue water. It brings meekness and inspiration from the decency of nature, charity toward tackle makers, patience toward fish, a mockery of profits and egos, a quieting of hate, a rejoicing that you do not have to decide a darned thing until next week. And it is disipline in the equality of men - for all men are equal before fish"
Herbert Hoover

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