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Karina Walsh: (603) 271-3212
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211
July 19, 2012

Learn How to Fish -- Free Fishing Classes at Umbagog (Cambridge) and Wolfeboro

Fish NH and relax!

CONCORD, N.H. – Calling all want-to-be anglers!  The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s “Let’s Go Fishing” Program is offering free one-day Introduction to Fishing classes in Cambridge and Wolfeboro, N.H., this August. Come explore a recreational activity that everyone in the family can enjoy -- fishing!  Just pick one of the following workshops and get started.  Registration is first-come, first-served.  All equipment and materials are provided.  You don't need a fishing license to participate.

Wolfeboro -- On Thursday, August 2, 2012, Fish and Game and the Libby Museum in Wolfeboro, N.H., will offer a free one-day Intro to Fishing class. The museum is located at 755 North Main Street.  Reserve your spot in the class by contacting the museum at 603-569-1035.  The morning will be spent at the Libby Museum, where you will learn about equipment, safety, knot tying, fish identification, basic ecology and different casting techniques. In the afternoon you'll head out to the lake and put your newly learned skills to the test!  The class is open to anyone age eight and up, however, all children age 16 and under should be accompanied by an adult.

Cambridge – Fish and Game will offer a free, one-day Introduction to Fishing program at the Umbagog Lake Campground on Route 26 in Cambridge, N.H., on Friday, August 10, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Reserve your spot by contacting the Umbagog National Wildife Refuge, at 603- 482-3415 and ask for Ian Drew. Space is limited, so call soon!  Participants age 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 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, the class will head out on boats to test out their new fishing skills on the lake.

New Hampshire Fish and Game’s “Let's Go Fishing” program has taught thousands of children and Sport Fish Restoration Programadults to be safe, ethical and successful anglers. Find out more at www.fishnh.com/Fishing/lets_go_fishing.htm. 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 www.FishNH.com.

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