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Winter 2016 Ice Fishing Classes Offered

Kyle Glencross: (603) 271-3212
Lisa Collins: (603) 271-3212

February 1, 2016

CONCORD, N.H. -- Now that many lakes and ponds have ice, why not get outside and enjoy the New Hampshire winter by taking an ice fishing class? The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Let’s Go Fishing Program, in partnership with other groups, will offer several ice fishing classes open to the public this winter.


All the ice fishing classes include a hands-on indoor session where students learn about ice fishing equipment, ice safety, and winter ecology of lakes and ponds; plus a field trip where students head out to a local waterbody and put their newly learned skills to the test!  Classes are open to anyone, however, those 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. No experience is required, and program participants are exempt from holding a fishing license during the program field trip.


Classes are free unless otherwise noted. Be sure to call ahead to reserve your space:


  • Grantham Recreation Department -- One-day workshop on Saturday, February 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. E-mail or call (603) 443-2894 for more information. - CANCELLED
  • Jaffrey Parks & Recreation -- One-day workshop on Sunday, February 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Call (603) 532-7863 to sign up and to get more information. CANCELLED
  • Amoskeag Fishways, Manchester -- Two-part class on Friday, February 12, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Contact the Amoskeag Fishways at (603) 626-3474 for more information.
  • Peabody Mill Environmental Center, Amherst -- Two part class on Thursday, February 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Call (603) 673-1141 for more information.
  • UNH Cooperative Extension Coos County, Lancaster -- Offered out of the North Country Resource Center on Saturday, February 20, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. To register call Coos County 4-H at (603) 788-4961.
  • Pleasant Pond, Francestown -- This one day program will be taking place from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Sunday, February 21. To get involved, contact Let’s Go Fishing Instructor Linda Mikula at
  • Wolfeboro Parks & Recreation -- Wolfeboro will be hosting a two-part class from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, and 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26. Please contact them at (603) 569-5639 or
  • Beaver Brook Association, Hollis -- This one-day program will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 28. To get signed up, call (603) 465-7787 or visit
  • Barrington Recreation Department -- This one-day program runs from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 5. Please call (603) 664-5224 to reserve your spot.


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  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

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