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"Let’s Go Fishing" New Hampshire Seeks Volunteer Fishing Instructors

Apply by Wednesday,  November 21, 2012, to reserve your spot in the trainings.

CONCORD, N.H. - The New Hampshire Fish and Game  Department's "Let's Go Fishing" program is in need of avid anglers looking to  give back to their community and share their love of the great sport of  fishing. The program is currently seeking volunteer instructors to teach ice  fishing, fly fishing or basic fishing to youth and adults.

Registration has opened for instructor training sessions,  which are a requirement for becoming certified as a Let's Go Fishing  instructor. Training is free. To sign up you must print out and return a Let's  Go Fishing volunteer application form, which can be found on the Fish and Game  website at or request by  calling 603-271-3212 or emailing  Applications must be received by Wednesday,  November 21, 2012, to reserve your spot in the trainings.

Those being certified must attend both an overview  training session and at least one specialty training class. The overview  session will cover the ins and outs of the N.H. Fish and Game Department and  the Let's Go Fishing program, as well teaching practices and principles.  The specialty sessions focus on the specific  programs presented -- ice fishing, fly fishing, or basic fishing; these are  hands-on experiences where prospective instructors are put through an  abbreviated "real life" Let's Go Fishing course. Topics covered include ethics,  pond ecology, rules and regulations, equipment and safety.  Instructors must attend the specialty  training session for each course topic they wish to teach.

The Let's Go Fishing program will hold the first half of  the two-part certification training for new fishing instructors on Saturday,  December 1, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Owl Brook Hunter Education  Center, 387 Perch Pond Road, Holderness N.H. Lunch is provided.  This class is required for all new  instructors.

All instructors also must attend the second half of the  certification training for the specific type of course they will be teaching,  as listed below.  These training sessions  take place from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center,  387 Perch Pond Road, Holderness N.H.   Lunch is provided.

* Basic Fishing: Sunday, December 2, 2012     * Ice Fishing: Saturday, January 12, 2013     * Fly Fishing: Sunday, January 13, 2013

After completing the training, participants have the  chance to join an existing team of volunteer fishing instructors who present  programs across the state.  The Let's Go  Fishing program also offers: saltwater fishing, fly tying and saltwater fly  fishing.

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.

Source - NH Fish and Game Website

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