Here’s a chance to learn how to fly fish while enjoying a visit to beautiful northern New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s “Let’s Go Fishing” Program and the New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation are teaming up to present “The North Country Experience,” a beginning fly-fishing weekend course that will take place on June 2-3, 2012, at Coleman State Park in Stewartstown, N.H. There is no charge for the training. The course is open to anyone age 13 and older, however, those 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration is now open for this course. To sign up, you must print out and return the registration form, which is available on the Fish and Game website at http://www.fishnh.com/Fishing/lets_go_fishing_class_schedule.htm. Registration forms can also be requested by calling 603-271-3212 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested, please sign up as soon as possible, because class space is limited, and registration is conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration forms must be received by May 21, 2012. You will be notified if you are registered or have been placed on the waiting list.
Designed primarily for first-time fly-fishers, the weekend 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 Little Diamond Pond 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; please indicate on the registration form if you will need to borrow equipment.
Non-local participants are expected to make their own arrangements for overnight accommodations; camping is available by reservation at Coleman State Park, and there are also motels and lodges available in the area.