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June 17, 2009
Give Dad a Taste of Outdoor Adventure on Father's Day - Take Him Fishing!
CONCORD, N.H. -- Want to give your dad or grandfather a memorable Father's Day this year? Take him fishing! There's nothing like an outdoor adventure together to remind you what families are all about. Most dads can use a break from the fast-paced world. Fishing gives you that chance -- to slow down, enjoy the natural beauty around you, match wits with trout or bass, and spend time with people you care about. Leave the work-a-day world behind and cast that line!
So give him what he really wants for Father's Day (June 21, 2009). Some ideas:
- Go fishing with your father or grandfather;
- Scheduling a guided fishing trip; or
- Buy him a fishing license he can use all year.
You can even send or e-mail your dad a special coupon from the Anglers' Legacy website that he can use anytime to take you up on your fishing invitation; download it at tinyurl.com/fathersday09. (While there, become an Anglers' Legacy Ambassador -- take the pledge to take at least one new person fishing each year and go to tinyurl.com/NHfishpledge.)
Maybe it's been a while since you've been fishing. Not to worry - all you need is some basic gear and bait. Get ideas on places to fish in different parts of New Hampshire - either in freshwater or on the coast - on the New Hampshire e Fish and Game Department's website, www.fishnh.com/Fishing/fishing.htm. You'll find directions, tackle tips and more.
Sometimes a guided fishing trip can be the best option for a family group. A list of licensed New Hampshire fishing guides can be found on the Fish and Game website at www.fishnh.com/Fishing/fishing_guides.htm or call the local chamber of commerce. Guided trips allow anglers to concentrate on having fun together.
The gift of a fishing license works well, especially if you can't be there for a Father's Day fishing trip. It recognizes his love of the outdoors, and says you want to spend time with him. Permanent licenses are issued free to residents of New Hampshire who are 68 years of age or older, provided that they have been a New Hampshire resident for at least two years. Go to www.fishnh.com to find a local license agent or purchase your fishing license online.
A Father's Day fishing trip can be a shared adventure and an expression of admiration and caring. Few things say it better. Recall the fun times you've had fishing with a father or grandfather, and make the day even more rewarding by creating a new adventure together.
Make this a truly special Father's Day - fish New Hampshire and relax!
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department works to conserve, manage and protect the state's fish and wildlife and their habitats. Visit www.fishnh.com.