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Karina Walsh: 603-271-3212
Jane Vachon:  603-271-3211
May 19, 2009

Free Intro to Fishing Class Offered in Moultonborough Starting June 16

CONCORD, N.H. -- Calling all want-to-be anglers!  The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's "Let's Go Fishing" Program and the Winnipesaukee Sportsmen's Club are teaming up to give you the chance to get a jump on the summer season and learn how to fish.  A two-week "Introduction to Fishing" program in Moultonborough starts June 16.  This free class will teach you everything you need to know about fishing -- a fun recreational activity that everyone in the family can enjoy!

The class will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (June 16, 18, 23 and 25, 2009) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, June 27, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Participants should plan on attending all five days.  

The class is open to anyone, however, those age 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  Reserve your spot by contacting "Let's Go Fishing" volunteer instructor Will Powers at (603) 476-5631.  The class is free, and registration is first-come, first-served.  Space is limited, so call now to sign up.  All equipment and materials will be provided.  You do not need to have a fishing license to participate.

The Tuesday and Thursday classes will be spent at the Winnipesaukee Sportsmen's Club Clubhouse on Route 109 in Moultonborough, learning about equipment, safety, knot tying, fish identification, basic ecology and different casting techniques.  On Saturday, June 27, you will head out to Lee's Mills and put your 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. Visit www.fishnh.com.

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