Mark Beauchesne: (603) 271-3212
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211
June 22, 2005
Learn to Saltwater Fly-fish
CONCORD, N.H. -- Get in on the latest hottest craze in the fishing world -- fly-fishing for striped bass -- at a free intermediate saltwater fly-fishing class the weekend of July 23 -24, 2005. The two-day class is presented by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Let's Go Fishing program at the N.H. Division of Forest and Lands Urban Forestry Center at 45 Elwyn Road in Portsmouth.
Class size is limited, so sign up fast if you're interested. Click here to visit the Let's Go Fishing Page, where you'll find a print-and-mail registration form, or call (603) 271-3212 to request an application. All registration forms must be mailed or hand-delivered; no applications will be accepted via email, fax or phone.
"Yes, these hard-pulling fish can be tamed with a fly rod," said Mark Beauchesne, the Let's Go Fishing Coordinator for N.H. Fish and Game. "Come learn the secrets."
This clinic is not recommended for the first-time fly angler. It is designed for novice and experienced fly anglers only. Clinic participants will learn advanced casting skills; how to read tidal water; selection of baitfish and their imitation; and hot tips for the fly angler on where to fish along New Hampshire's coast. Saturday will be a full day, including classroom program and casting. Sunday will feature time for final questions and a field trip to provide an opportunity to try out your new saltwater fly-fishing skills.
Bring your own or borrowed equipment. A limited supply of rods will be available for workshop participants to borrow. The program will be held rain or shine, so participants should be prepared for any type of weather. Bring your own lunch.
The Let's Go Fishing program introduces thousands of people each year to an outdoor activity that fosters good stewardship of New Hampshire's aquatic resources. 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 opportunities to use and appreciate these resources.