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April 9, 2007

Fly-Fishing Workshop Offered in Hancock

CONCORD, N.H. -- An upcoming 2-day workshop in Hancock, N.H., offers a chance to learn about the traditional and timeless sport of fly-fishing. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's "Let's Go Fishing" Program is pairing up with the Harris Center for Conservation Education to host "Fly-Fishing A-Z" on Saturday, April 28, 2007, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Harris Center in Hancock, N.H. The workshop is free of charge.

To sign up, each student must print out and return a registration form, which can be found on the Fish and Game website (click here and scroll to Hancock course listing) or the Harris Center website at www.harriscenter.org/Programs/programs.htm. Registration forms can also be obtained by calling Lisa Collins at (603) 271-3212 or emailing aquatic-ed@wildlife.nh.gov.

The workshop is open to anyone age 13 and over, however those 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Class space is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and students are expected to attend both days. Applications must be received by April 20 to reserve your spot in the workshop.

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. The highlight of the two days will be Sunday, when we'll head out to a local fishing hole to put our newly learned skills to the test! Participants should plan to bring their own or borrowed equipment. A limited number of rods will be available for use, please note on your registration form if you will need to borrow equipment.

Over the past ten years, the 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.

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