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Karina Walsh: 603-271-3212
Ian Drew:  603-482-3415
July 22, 2011

Free Introduction to Fishing Class Offered at Umbagog

CONCORD, N.H. – Calling all want-to-be anglers!  The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s “Let’s Go Fishing” Program and the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge are teaming up to give you the opportunity to find out all you need to know about a recreational activity that everyone in the family can enjoy --  fishing!  This one-day introduction to fishing program will be held on Friday, August 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Umbagog Lake Campground on Route 26 in Cambridge, N.H.

The class is open to anyone, however, those 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  Reserve your spot by contacting the Umbagog National Wildife Refuge, at (603) 482-3415 extension 10.  The class is free, and registration is first-come, first-served.  Space is limited, so call now to reserve your spot. All equipment and materials will be provided.  You do not need to have a fishing license to participate.

The morning will be spent at the campground, learning about equipment, safety, knot tying, fish identification, basic ecology and different casting techniques.  In the afternoon, we will head out on boats to put your newly learned skills to the test!

Sport Fish Restoration ProgramNew 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.htm.  Program activities are federally funded through the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Program, supported by your purchase of fishing equipment and motorboat fuels.

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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