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December 23, 2008
Saltwater Ice Fishing Class Offered
CONCORD, N.H. -- Saltwater ice fishing? Yep, people do it. If you are interested in finding out about an age-old tradition of New Hampshire's seacoast, then join instructors from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's "Let's Go Fishing" Program for a weekend program in Barrington, N.H., on January 10, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, January 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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 Skip Marquette, at (603) 664-5596. The class is free, but space is limited; 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 at the Barrington Town Hall, 41 Province Lane, Barrington, N.H. 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 Town Landing, Durham, N.H., and put their newly learned saltwater ice fishing skills to the test.
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. Find out more at www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Fishing/lets_go_fishing.htm. 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. Visit www.FishNH.com.
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