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Lisa Collins: 603-271-3212
Jane Vachon: 603-271-3211
May 22, 2014

Two North Country Fly-Fishing Workshops Offered in June

Stewartstown & Haverhill, NHFly fishing in New Hampshire's North Country

CONCORD, N.H. – If you're interested in learning to fly fish, take advantage of two free workshops coming up in June in New Hampshire's beautiful North Country. Sign up soon, as registration is limited and is conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. These workshops are free and open to anyone age 13 and older (age 13-16 must be accompanied by an adult).

Coleman State Park, Stewartstown: Act fast if you want to get in on the popular beginning fly-fishing weekend at Coleman State Park in Stewartstown, N.H. The two-day workshop will take place on June 7 - 8, 2014. Registration forms must be received by June 2. To sign up, print out and return the registration form available on the Fish and Game website at Registration forms can also be requested at 603-271-3212 or Non-local participants are expected to make their own arrangements for overnight accommodations; camping is available by reservation at Coleman State Park, and there are also motels and lodges available in the area. The workshop is presented by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's "Let's Go Fishing" Program and the New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation.

Haverhill, N.H., Recreation Department: A two-day workshop coming up in Haverhill, N.H., offers beginners a chance to learn about the timeless sport of fly-fishing. Fish and Game's "Let's Go Fishing" Program is teaming up with the Haverhill Recreation Department to host the fly-fishing course on Saturday, June 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Haverhill Recreation Department. To sign up or get more information, call the Haverhill Recreation Department at 603-787-6096 and leave a message.

Designed primarily for first-time fly-fishers, these weekend workshops 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 pulls on waders and heads out to put their newly learned skills to the test! A limited number of rods will be available for use; please indicate on the registration form if you will need to Sportfish Restoration Programborrow equipment.

Federally funded through the Sport Fish Restoration Program, 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. Learn more at

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

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