CONTACT:                                 
Karina Jolles, NHFG Let's Go Fishing Coordinator: (603) 271-3212
Peggy Brogan, Rindge Recreation Department:  (603) 899-6847
May 19, 2009

Learn How to Fish -- Free Fishing Class in Rindge, N.H., Starts June 4

CONCORD, N.H. -- With summer right around the corner, are you looking for a fun way to get outside with family and friends?  Try fishing!  If you don't know the first thing about rigging a rod and finding a place to fish, but want to give this economical and enjoyable pastime a try, get started by taking a free class offered by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's "Let's Go Fishing" Program and the Rindge Recreation Department in June.  You'll get a jump on the summer season and discover a recreational activity that everyone in the family can enjoy.  All for free!

The "Introduction to Fishing" class will be held on Thursday evenings in June, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Rindge Recreation Department, 283 Wellington Road, in Rindge.  The class is open to anyone; however, we recommend that those age 16 and under be accompanied by an adult.  Reserve your spot in the class by contacting the Rindge Recreation Department at (603) 899-6847.  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 three Thursdays (June, 4, 11 and 18, 2009) will be spent at the Rindge Recreation Department, where you will learn about equipment, safety, knot tying, fish identification, basic ecology and different casting techniques.  On the fourth Thursday (June 25) we will head out to the local lake 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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