Lisa Collins, NHFG: 603-271-3212
Roy Gilbreth, Webster Lake Fishing Derby:; 603-934-4299
February 10, 2009

Ice Fishing Class for Kids Featured at Webster Lake Fishing Derby February 21

FRANKLIN, N.H. -- An ice-fishing class for kids and accompanying adults will be offered on the first day of the Webster Lake Fishing Derby, which takes place on Webster Lake in Franklin, N.H., on the weekend of February 21-22, 2009. 

The derby will feature a free "Teach a Kid to Fish" clinic, open to the public, where any child age 15 or younger, accompanied by an adult, can learn how to ice fish with staff and volunteers from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Let's Go Fishing program.  The clinic will take place on Saturday, February 21, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Griffin Beach at Webster Lake in Franklin. No need to sign up ahead for the free ice-fishing clinic - just show up and join the fun.

The Webster Lake Fishing Derby is a traditional family event open to anglers of all ages.  Hot food, a heated tent, a bonfire and restrooms will be available at Griffin Beach on Webster Avenue.  Thirty-six trophies will be awarded to children ages 15 and under, and additional cash prizes will be awarded on both days of the event.  Pre-register for the Derby ($10 for adults, $2 for children 15 and under) at Newfound Sales & Trading Post in Franklin or at the derby from 5 a.m. - noon on Saturday. Regular registration continues through noon Sunday. The 2009 fishing derby is sponsored by the Franklin Elks Lodge 1280, the Webster Lake Association and the Franklin Outing Club. For more information on the Derby, contact Miles Pellegrini at 603-724-6584 or Jeff Hinds at 603-496-2344. 

For more information on the "Teach a Kid to Fish" clinic, contact Lisa Collins at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department at 603-271-3212.

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