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Karina Jolles: (603) 271-3212
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211
Lisa Collins: (603) 271-3212
May 14, 2007


North Country Fly-Fishing Workshop Offered

CONCORD, N.H. - If you're looking for special something to do with dad on Father's Day weekend -- or just want a chance to learn more about the skill of fly-fishing -- the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's "Let's Go Fishing" Program and the New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation have a perfect solution. "The North Country Experience" is a fly-fishing weekend offered June 16 and 17, 2007, at Coleman State Park in Stewartstown, N.H. This free course will give you the chance to learn about the traditional and timeless sport of fly-fishing.

Class space is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. To sign up, print out and return a registration form, which can be found on the Fish and Game website (click here and on course listing to download registration form). Registration forms can also be obtained by calling Lisa Collins at (603) 271-3212 or emailing aquatic-ed@wildlife.nh.gov. Participants will be notified of their registration status at least two weeks prior to the event. The class is open to anyone age 13 and over, however those 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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 pull on our waders and head out to Little Diamond Pond 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 let Fish and Game know if you will need to borrow their equipment. 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.

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. For more information on the Let's Go Fishing program, click here.

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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