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Hope Eagleson: (603) 271-3212
Lisa Collins: (603) 271-3212
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211
April 13, 2012

Beginning Fly-Fishing Class Offered in Hancock, N.H.: May 19-20, 2012

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CONCORD, N.H. – An upcoming workshop offers a chance to learn about the traditional sport of fly-fishing.  The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s “Let’s Go Fishing” Program is pairing up with the Harris Center for Conservation Education to host “Fly-Fishing A-Z” on Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Sunday, May 20, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the Harris Center in Hancock, N.H. There is no charge for the class.

To sign up, you must print out and return a registration form, available now on the Fish and Game website at www.fishnh.com/Fishing/lets_go_fishing_class_schedule.htm. Registration forms can also be obtained by emailing aquatic-ed@wildlife.nh.gov or calling Lisa Collins at (603) 271-3212. 

Registration forms will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and must be received by May 7, 2012.  Space in the class is limited. You will be notified if you are registered or have been placed on the waiting list.  The class is open to anyone age 13 and over, however those 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Designed primarily for first-time fly-anglers, 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 the class will pull on waders and head out to a local fishing hole to put their 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; when you register, please indicate if you will need to use Fish and Game equipment.

Sport Fish Restoration ProgramOver the past ten years, the Fish and Game Department’s “Let's Go Fishing” program has taught thousands of adults and children to be safe, ethical and successful anglers. 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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