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      February 17, 2010

Introduction to Fly Fishing Classes Offered – Manchester/Nashua Area

CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Let’s Go Fishing Program, in partnership with Trout Unlimited, is offering several "Introduction to Fly Fishing" classes that are open to the public. Classes are free unless otherwise noted. Classes are open to anyone, however those 16 and under are encouraged to be accompanied by an adult.  Be sure to register early to reserve your space; class size is limited.  Each course includes one of the following indoor sessions, as well as a combined field day in Manchester.

  • Nashua Public Library:
    March 1, 10, 15 and 22, 2010
    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Register at the Nashua Public Library website - www.nashua.lib.nh.us

  • Amoskeag Fishways, Manchester, N.H.:
    March 22, 29 and April 5, 12, 2010
    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Register at the Fishways website - www.amoskeagfishways.org

  • Manchester City Library:
    April 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2010
    6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Register at the Manchester Public Library website - www.manchesterlibrary.org

  • Pelham Fish and Game Club, Pelham, N.H.:
    Saturday, April 10, 2010
    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    To register, e-mail Gerry Crow at gerrycrow@charter.net

All the fly fishing classes include an indoor session where students learn about basics of equipment, fly casting, stream ecology, knot tying, and safety; plus a field day where students head out to a local pond and put their newly learned skills to the test!  The field day (casting day) for all of the classes listed above will be:

Combined Field Day:   
Saturday, May 1, 2010
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Lake Massabesic in Manchester

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

Visit the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department online at www.fishnh.com.

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