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Karina Walsh: (603) 271-3212
Lisa Collins: (603) 271-3212
April 12, 2013

UPDATE: This class is now FULL; registration has closed.

Beginning Fly-Fishing Class Offered in Hancock, N.H.

New Hampshire fly fishermen

CONCORD, N.H. -- An upcoming workshop offers a chance to learn about the popular sport of fly-fishing.  The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s “Let’s Go Fishing” Program is teaming up with the Harris Center for Conservation Education to host a course called "Fly-Fishing A-Z." The two-day class will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Sunday, May 19, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Harris Center in Hancock, N.H. There is no charge for the class.

Registration opens on Monday, April 15, 2013. To sign up, you must print out and return a registration form, which is available on the Fish and Game website at fishnh.com/Fishing/lets_go_fishing_class_schedule.htm.  Registration forms can also be obtained by calling Lisa Collins at (603) 271-3212 or emailing aquatic-ed@wildlife.nh.gov. 

Registration forms must be received by May 3, 2013, to reserve your spot in the workshop.  You will be notified via e-mail (or snail mail if no e-mail address is given) if you are registered or have been placed on the waiting list.  The class is open to anyone age 13 and over, however those 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  Class space is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Designed primarily for first-time fly-anglers, the workshop will cover the basics of equipment, fly casting, stream ecology, knot tying, safety and how to find those "hot spots" along New Hampshire’s rivers and lakes.  The highlight of the two days will be Sunday, when the class will pull on waders and head out to a local fishing hole to put their newly learned skills to the test!  Participants should bring their own or borrowed equipment if possible.  Rods are available for use; when you register, please let Fish and Game know if you will need to borrowSport Fish Restoration Program their equipment.

Over the past ten years, the Fish and Game Department’s “Let's Go Fishing” program has taught thousands of children and adults to be safe, ethical and successful anglers. The program is federally funded through the Sport Fish Restoration Program.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department works to conserve, manage and protect the state's fish and wildlife and their habitats, as well as providing the public with opportunities to use and appreciate these resources. Visit FishNH.com.

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