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January 15, 2008

Free Ice Fishing Class at Lebanon, NH, Recreation Department
January 28-February 7, 2009

CONCORD, N.H. -- Are you looking for a new outdoor activity for these long winter months?  How about ice fishing!  The Lebanon Recreation Department and instructors from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's "Let's Go Fishing" Program will present a three-session program in Lebanon, N.H., on Wednesday, January 28, and Wednesday, February 4, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, February 7, 2009, from noon to 4:00 p.m. Students are expected to attend all three sessions.

The class is free and open to anyone, however, those age 16 and under are encouraged to be accompanied by an adult.

  Reserve your spot by contacting Paul Coats at the Lebanon Recreation Department at (603) 448-5121.  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 first two sessions will be held at the Lebanon Opera House, at 51 North Park Street, learning about ice fishing equipment, safety and practices, as well as winter ecology of lakes and ponds.  On February 7, the class will head out to Mascoma Lake to put their 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.  Find out more at www.FishNH.com/Fishing/lets_go_fishing_class_schedule.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.

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