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April 7, 2014

Free Fly-Fishing Course Offered – May 3 and 4, 2014, in Greenland, NH

Fly fishing in Bennington.

CONCORD, N.H. -- An upcoming two-day workshop in Greenland offers beginners a chance to learn about the timeless sport of fly-fishing. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's "Let's Go Fishing" Program is teaming up with the Greenland Recreation Department to host a fly-fishing course on Saturday, May 3, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 4, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Greenland Central School, 70 Post Road. There is no charge for the instruction.

To sign up or get more information, call the Greenland Recreation Department at 603-431-7111or visit greenlandrec.com. The class is open to anyone age 13 and older; however, those age 13-16 must be accompanied by an adult. Class space is limited, and registration will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Designed primarily for first-time fly-fishers, 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. On Sunday, the class will pull on waders and head out to a local pond to put their newly learned skills to the test!

Sport Fish Restoration ProgramOver the past ten years, the N.H. 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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