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Lisa Collins: 603-271-3212
Jane Vachon: 603-271-3211
January 10, 2012

Free Ice Fishing Class Offered in Milford

CONCORD, N.H. -- Come one, come all, grab your hats and mittens, pull on your winter boots and meet us in Milford to learn about a fun winter activity – ice fishing. Instructors from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s “Let’s Go Fishing” Program will present a free three-week Saturday ice-fishing program in Milford on January 28 and February 4, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and February 11, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Participants are expected to attend all three sessions.

The class is open to anyone, however, those 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Reserve your spot by contacting “Let’s Go Fishing” instructor Dale Riley daytime (Tuesday-Friday) at 603-673-2987 or evenings at 603-673-4036. 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 sessions will be held at Riley Brothers Lumber at 39 Christmas Tree Lane in Milford, learning about ice fishing equipment, safety and practices, as well as introducing some winter ecology of lakes and ponds. On the last day (February 11, 2012), 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 www.fishnh.com/Fishing/lets_go_fishing.htm.

Sport Fish Restoration Program logoThe Let's Go Fishing” program is federally funded through the Sport Fish Restoration Program, supported by your purchase of fishing tackle and motorboat fuels. Learn more at www.wildnh.com/SFWR_program/sfwr_program.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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