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Karina Walsh: (603) 271-3212
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211        
Lisa Collins: (603) 271-3212
May 11, 2010

learning to fly fish

North Country Fly-Fishing Workshop Offered – Sign up by May 28, 2010

CONCORD, N.H. – Want to learn how to fly fish and get in a visit to beautiful northern New Hampshire?  Sign up for “The North Country Experience,” a beginning fly-fishing weekend offered June 5 and 6, 2010, at Coleman State Park in Stewartstown, N.H.  This free course, co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s “Let’s Go Fishing” Program and the New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation, is a great chance to learn about the traditional and timeless sport of fly fishing.

To sign up, print out and return a registration form, which can be found on the Fish and Game website at www.fishnh.com/Fishing/lets_go_fishing_class_schedule.htm, or contact Lisa Collins at (603) 271-3212 or aquatic-ed@wildlife.nh.gov.  Registration forms must be received by May 28, 2010.   Class space is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Participants will be notified if they are registered or have been placed on the waiting list.  The class is open to anyone age 13 and over, but those age 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Designed primarily for first-time fly-fishers, the workshop will cover the basics of equipment, fly casting, stream ecology, knot tying, safety, and how to find those “hot spots” along New Hampshire’s rivers and lakes.  The highlight of the two days will be Sunday, when we'll pull on our waders and head out to Little Diamond Pond to put our newly learned skills to the test!  Participants should plan to bring their own or borrowed equipment.  A limited number of rods will be available for use; please let Fish and Game know (on the registration form) if you will need to borrow equipment.

Non-local participants are expected to make their own arrangements for overnight accommodations; camping is available by reservation at Coleman State Park (visit www.nhstateparks.org), and there are also motels and lodges in the area. 

The N.H. Fish and Game Department’s “Let's Go Fishing” program has taught thousands of children and adults to be safe, ethical and successful anglers. The program is federally funded through the Sport Fish Restoration Program. For more about the Let’s Go Fishing program, visit www.fishnh.com/Fishing/lets_go_fishing.htm.

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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