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January 15, 2010

Free Ice Fishing Class Offered at Lebanon Recreation Department Starts January 19, 2010

CONCORD, N.H. – Are you a lover of cold weather?  Are you looking for a new outdoor activity for those long winter months?  How about ice fishing!  The Lebanon Recreation Department and instructors from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s “Let’s Go Fishing” Program will present a three-session program in Lebanon, N.H., on Tuesdays, January 19 and 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, January 30 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The class is open to anyone, however, we encourage those 16 and under to be accompanied by an adult.  Reserve your spot by contacting Paul Coats at the Lebanon Recreation Department at (603) 448-5121.  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 two classes will be spent at the Lebanon Opera House at 51 North Park Street, learning about ice fishing equipment, safety and practices, as well as some winter ecology of lakes and ponds.  On January 30, you will head out to a local pond 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_class_schedule.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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