"LET'S GO FISHING" VOLUNTEER INSTRUCTOR TRAINING OFFERED
CONCORD, N.H. -- Attention anglers! The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department needs you as a volunteer angler education instructor for the Let's Go Fishing program, where you'll have a chance to teach all aspects of fishing to youth and adults. The Let's Go Fishing program is holding an instructor certification training on Saturday, March 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fish and Game headquarters on Hazen Drive in Concord. The certification program is required in order to be an instructor in this popular, long-standing program.
Sign up for the free training by visiting the Fish and Game website at http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Fish...go_fishing.htm
to print a workshop registration form and a volunteer application, or request forms by contacting Lisa Collins at (603) 271-3212 or [email protected]
"We're looking for experienced anglers to share their passion for the sport with others," said Fish and Game Outdoor Education Coordinator Mark Beauchesne. "Becoming a fishing instructor can be your way to give back -- after all, somebody gave his or her time to teach you!"
The training will take participants through the ins and outs of Let's Go Fishing program operation, teaching techniques, policy and procedures, along with everything you'll need to become a volunteer instructor. Lunch will be provided.
After completing the training, participants have the opportunity to join an existing team of volunteer instructors who present programs across the state. Let's Go Fishing program offerings include: basic freshwater fishing, ice fishing, saltwater fishing, fly tying, fly fishing and saltwater fly fishing.
Over the past ten years, thousands of children and adults have learned to be safe, ethical and successful anglers through the Let's Go Fishing program. The program is federally funded through the Sport Fish Restoration Program -- a true user-pay, user-benefit program. Your purchase of fishing tackle, firearms, ammunition, archery equipment and motorboat fuels, along with license sales, helps fund sport fish and wildlife restoration in New Hampshire, in turn providing opportunities for hunting, fishing and other wildlife-associated recreation.
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 http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us