Eric Aldrich, Harris Center for Conservation Education, 603-525-3394,
Karina Walsh, NHFG Let's Go Fishing Program, 603-271-3212
April 29, 2009

Free "Let's Go Fishing" Intro Class Offered in Hancock
N.H. Fish and Game class designed for beginning anglers at the Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock
HANCOCK, N.H. -- Have you always been interested in fishing, but didn't know where to begin?  Here's a free chance to learn the basics, just in time for fishing season!  The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Let's Go Fishing Program will offer a basic fishing class on Saturday, May 9, at the Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock, N.H. 
The class is open to all; however, those 16 and under should be accompanied by an adult. Reserve your spot by contacting the Harris Center at 603-525-3394 or emailing 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.
Participants will meet at the Harris Center at 9 a.m. to learn about equipment, safety, knot tying, fish identification, basic ecology and different casting techniques. In the afternoon, the group will head out to a nearby pond and put their newly learned fishing skills to the test!

The Harris Center is a member-supported nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting understanding and respect for our natural environment through education of all ages, direct protection and exemplary stewardship of the region's natural resources, and programs that encourage active participation in the great outdoors.  Visit

Federally funded through the Sport Fish Restoration Program, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's "Let's Go Fishing" program has taught thousands of children and adults to be safe, ethical and successful anglers.  Visit

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