Karina Walsh: (603) 271-3212
Craig Fraley:  (603) 924-8080
February 19, 2010

Free Ice Fishing Class Offered in Peterborough March 6, 2010

CONCORD, N.H. – Are you looking for one final hurrah for winter?  Join the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s “Let’s Go Fishing” Program and the Peterborough Recreation Department for a fun-filled day of ice fishing, a recreational activity that everyone in the family can enjoy.

This introductory ice fishing class will be held on Saturday, March 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Peterborough Recreation Department, 64 Union Street.  The class is open to anyone; however, we recommend those 16 and under be accompanied by an adult.  Reserve your spot by contacting the Recreation Department at 603-924-8080.  The class is $5 for Peterborough residents and $8 for non-residents, the fee covers a BBQ on the ice! Registration is first-come, first-served and all equipment and materials will be provided.  You do not need to have a fishing license to participate.

The morning will be spent inside, learning about equipment, safety, knot tying, fish identification and basic winter ecology.  In the afternoon, participants will head out to a local pond and put their 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  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

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