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Ian Drew:  603-482-3415 ext. 115
Lisa Collins: 603-271-3212
July 29, 2014

Free Introduction to Fishing Class Offered at UmbagogFamily fishing

CONCORD, N.H. – Calling all want-to-be anglers!  The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s “Let’s Go Fishing” Program, the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, and the New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation are teaming up to give you the opportunity to discover a recreational activity that is fun for the whole family.  A free one-day introduction to fishing program will be held on Friday, August 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Umbagog Lake Campground, Route 26 in Cambridge, N.H.

The class is open to anyone, however, those 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  Reserve your spot by contacting the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, at (603) 482-3415, extension 115.  The class is free, and registration is first-come, first-served.  Space is limited so call now to reserve your spot.  All equipment and materials will be provided.  You do not need to have a fishing license to participate.

The morning will be spent at the campground, learning about equipment, safety, knot tying, fish identification, basic ecology and different casting techniques.  In the afternoon we will head out on the boats to put your newly learned skills to the test!

New 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.

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.

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