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January 24, 2008

Saltwater Ice Fishing Class Offered

CONCORD, N.H. -- An upcoming workshop offers a chance to learn about a fun outdoor activity that will make you look forward to New Hampshire's long winter months -- saltwater ice fishing. Join New Hampshire Fish and Game Department "Let's Go Fishing" instructors for a weekend program in Barrington, N.H., on Saturday, February 9, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sunday, February 10, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The class is open to anyone, however, those age 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Reserve your spot by calling "Let's Go Fishing" instructor Skip Marquette at (603) 664-5596. The class is free; 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 Saturday portion of the class will be spent inside the Barrington Town Hall, 41 Province Lane, Barrington. Participants will learn about ice fishing equipment, safety and practices, as well as the winter ecology of Great Bay. On Sunday, the class will meet at Durham Landing, Durham, and put their newly learned saltwater ice fishing skills to the test.

Over the past ten years, the N.H. Fish and Game Department's "Let's Go Fishing" program has taught thousands of children and adults to be safe, ethical and successful anglers. To find out more about the "Let's Go Fishing" Program, click here. Activities are federally funded through the Sport Fish Restoration Program.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department works in partnership with the public to conserve, manage and protect the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats, as well as providing the public with opportunities to use and appreciate these resources.

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