Let's Go Fishing Class Description and Schedule

Let's Go Fishing

NOTE: all equipment and materials are provided. A fishing license is not required to participate, when fishing during designated fieldtrip hours.

Basic Fishing
In the basic fishing course you will explore the skills and equipment needed and resources available to you to start your journey to becoming an angler. Topics covered in this course include basic rods and reels, safety, knot tying, fish identification, ethics, rules and regulations, and aquatic ecology. After completing a classroom session you'll get the chance to put your new skills to the test; you'll head out to a local pond and do some fishing!

Age Restrictions: 8 and over; individuals 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Classroom Time: 4 to 6 hours
Fieldtrip: 2 to 4 hours

Ice Fishing
Ice fishing is a recreational activity the whole family can enjoy. This introductory course will cover tip ups and other ice fishing equipment, ice safety, knot tying, fish identification, ethics, rules and regulations, and basic winter ecology. After completing a classroom session you'll head out on the ice and put your newly learned skills to the test.

Age Restrictions: 8 and over; individuals 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Classroom Time: 4 to 6 hours
Fieldtrip: 2 to 4 hours

Fly Fishing
Designed primarily for first-time fly-anglers, this course will cover the basics of the fly rod and reel, fly casting, pond and stream ecology, matching the hatch (identifying what fly to use when), knot tying, fish identification, ethics, rules and regulations, and safety.

Age Restrictions: 13 and over; individuals 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Classroom Time: 8 to 10 hours
Fieldtrip: 3 to 4 hours

Fly Tying
While learning to tie several fly patterns, participants will be taught about the basic equipment and materials necessary to tie flies. Common patterns and what they imitate will be covered. Your instructors will also discuss insect anatomy and why a particular fly is used.

Age Restrictions: 13 and over; individuals 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Classroom Time: 12 hours; shorter sessions can be scheduled.

Special Programs/Clinics
If time and resources allow the Let's Go Fishing Program is capable of doing special sessions and clinics on topics related to angling, the aquatic environment, and for individuals younger than eight years old. Contact the Let's Go Fishing Program Coordinator to find out what's available.

Let's Go Fishing Program
(603) 271-3212
Email: aquatic-ed@wildlife.nh.gov

Interested in setting up a program for your group or organizations? Here are a few details you should know:

  • On average, classes are scheduled 3 months in advance. So, the earlier you call to make a reservation the better.
  • Priority is given on a first come first serve basis.
  • No class will be scheduled with 30 or less days notice.
  • There is an 8 person minimum.
  • Each group/organization/school is responsible for their own transportation to and from off site locations.
  • Please be aware that all programs are dependent upon volunteer instructor availability and subject to cancelation if no instructors are available.

Contact:
Let's Go Fishing Program
(603) 271-3212
Email: aquatic-ed@wildlife.nh.gov

New courses will be posted below as they become available.  Please check our website periodically for new listings.

Let's Go Fishing - Upcoming Classes

  • Discover Wild NH Day, Fly and spin casting, fly tying, NH Fish and Game Headquarters, Concord NH, Saturday, April 19 - 10am - 3pm. Contact the Aquatic Resources Education Program for more information at 271-3212.

  • ‘Ladies Learn to Fly Fish’ seminar at the Barrington Recreation Department, 105 Ramsdell Lane, Sunday, May 4, 2014, 10am - 4pm.  The Merrimack River Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited in conjunction with the NH Fish & Game ‘Let’s Go Fishing’ program is offering this new program just for Women 18+. This fun and interactive seminar will include education on fly fishing equipment, knots, stream safety, fish identification, matching the hatch, fly selection, where to fish and basic fly casting instruction session.   The seminar is free and all equipment is provided.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  To register contact the Barrington Recreation Department at 664-5224 or recdept@metrocast.net

  • Fly Fishing A-Z, Harris Center, Hancock NH, Saturday, May 17 - 8:30am - 4:30pm and Sunday, May 18 - 8:30 - 12:30pm. For more information contact the Aquatic Resources Education Program at 271-3212, CLICK here to print registration and mail.

  • Fundamentals of Fly Fishing, Waterville Valley Recreation Department, Saturday, May 31, June 7, 14 & 21 - 9am - 1pm. For additional information or to register contact the Waterville Valley Recreation Department, 603-236-4695. CLICK here for brochure.

  • Fly Fishing the North Country, Coleman State Park, West Stewartstown, NH, Saturday, June 7 - 8:30am - 4:30pm and Sunday, June 8 - 8:30am - 12:30pm. For more information contact the Aquatic Resources Education Program at 271-3212, the registration for this event will be posted on our website on Monday, May 5th.

  • Jake's Day - Special Event Casting - Goffstown Fish and Game Club, Saturday, June 14.

  • Fly Fishing A-Z, Haverhill Parks & Recreation Dept, Saturday, June 28 - 8:30am - 4:30pm and Sunday June 29 - 8:30am - 12:30pm. Contact the Haverhill Rec Department at 787-6096 to register and for more information.

  • Fish Camp - Barry Conservation Camp, Berlin, July 6 thru 11 for boys and girls age 8 - 16. Come along and catch the big one! Novice anglers will learn the basic skills and equipment needed to get started fishing while campers with more experience will work on improving their fishing skills and exploring the finer details of the angling world. Campers will also hike, swim, canoe, create campfire skits and enjoy a host of other great activities. For more information go to https://extension.unh.edu/4-H-Youth-Family/Barry-Conservation-4-H-Camp.

  • Moose Mtn Greenway Regional Festival - Branch Hill Farm, Milton Mills, Saturday, August 9 - 10am - 3pm. For more information go to http://mmrg.info/.

For additional learning opportunities and courses please CLICK HERE for the Trout Unlimited Webpage

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