LEARN TO SALTWATER FLY-FISH
CONCORD, N.H. -- Get in on the latest hottest craze in the fishing world --
fly-fishing for striped bass -- at a free intermediate saltwater fly-fishing class
the weekend of July 23-24. The two-day class is presented by the New Hampshire Fish
and Game Department's Let's Go Fishing program at the N.H. Division of Forest and
Lands Urban Forestry Center at 45 Elwyn Road in Portsmouth.
Class size is limited, so sign up fast if you're interested. Print-and-mail
registration forms are found at the Fish and Game website at
or call (603) 271-3212 to request an application. All registration forms must be
mailed or hand-delivered; no applications will be accepted via email, fax or phone.
"Yes, these hard-pulling fish can be tamed with a fly rod," said Mark Beauchesne,
the Let's Go Fishing Coordinator for N.H. Fish and Game. "Come learn the secrets."
This clinic is not recommended for the first-time fly angler. It is designed for
novice and experienced fly anglers only. Clinic participants will learn advanced
casting skills; how to read tidal water; selection of baitfish and their imitation;
and hot tips for the fly angler on where to fish along New Hampshire's coast.
Saturday will be a full day, including classroom program and casting. Sunday will
feature time for final questions and a field trip to provide an opportunity to try
out your new saltwater fly-fishing skills.
Bring your own or borrowed equipment. A limited supply of rods will be available for
workshop participants to borrow. The program will be held rain or shine, so
participants should be prepared for any type of weather. Bring your own lunch.
The Let's Go Fishing program introduces thousands of people each year to an outdoor
activity that fosters good stewardship of New Hampshire's aquatic resources. 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 opportunities to use and
appreciate these resources. Visit http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us