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Karina Walsh: 603-271-3212
Liza Poinier: 603-271-3211
January 20, 2009

Free Ice Fishing Class Offered in Milford, NH, in February

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, N.H., on February 7 and February 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., and February 21 (time to be determined). The class is free of charge. Students are expected to attend all three sessions.

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 first two sessions will be held at Riley Brothers Lumber at 39 Christmas Tree Lane in Milford, learning about ice fishing equipment, safety and practices, as well as winter ecology of lakes and ponds. On February 21, the class will head out to a local pond and 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.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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