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Karina Walsh: 603-271-3212
Lisa Collins: 603-271-3212
March 3, 2014

Introduction to Fly Fishing Classes Offered

CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Let’s Go Fishing Program, in partnership with Trout Unlimited, is offering several Introduction to Fly Fishing classes that are open to the public.  Classes are free unless otherwise noted. Classes are open to anyone, however those age 16 and under are encouraged to be accompanied by an adult.  Be sure to register early to reserve your space; class size is limited.

* Amoskeag Fishways
   March 19, 26, April 2 and 9

   6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
   Register at the Fishways website amoskeagfishways.org

* Kelley Library, Salem
      March 29

      9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
      Register through the Library at salem.lib.nh.us

* Hooksett Library
   April 8, 15, 22, and 29

   6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
   Register through the library at hooksettlibrary.org.

The fly fishing classes cover the basics of equipment, fly casting, stream ecology, knot tying, and safety; plus a field day where students head out to a local pond and put their newly learned skills to the test!  The field day (casting day) for all of the classes listed above will be:

   Saturday, May 3, 2014
   9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

   Lake Massabesic in Manchester

Sport Fish Restoration ProgramNew Hampshire Fish and Game’s “Let's Go Fishing” program has taught thousands of children and adults to be safe, ethical and successful anglers. Find out more at fishnh.com/Fishing/lets_go_fishing_class_schedule.htm.  The program is federally funded through the Sport Fish Restoration Program, supported by an excise tax on fishing equipment and motorboat fuels.

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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