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January 4, 2008                

Free Ice Fishing Class Offered in Milford

CONCORD, N.H. -- Get your family and friends together and come learn about a fun activity to enjoy during the long winter months - ice fishing.  Join instructors from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's "Let's Go Fishing" Program for a three-week Saturday program in Milford on January 19 and January 26 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Saturday, February 2, 2008 (time to be determined).  

The class is open to anyone, however, those 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  Reserve your spot by contacting "Let's Go Fishing" instructor Dale Riley, Tuesday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at (603) 673-2987 or evenings at (603) 673-4036.  The class is free, and registration is first-come, first-served.  All equipment and materials will be provided.  You do not need to have a fishing license to participate.

The January classes will be spent at Riley Brothers Lumber at 39 Christmas Tree Lane in Milford, learning about ice fishing equipment, safety and practices, as well as some winter ecology of lakes and ponds.  On February 2, you will head out to a local pond and 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. Click here to find out more about the "Let's Go Fishing" program, which 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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