MANCHESTER, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game’s “Let’s Go Fishing” program is seeking volunteer instructors to teach ice fishing, fly fishing or basic fishing to youth and adults.
Individuals being certified will have to attend two one day trainings (Part 1, Dec. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Part 2, Dec. 14, Jan. 10 & 11, same times.).
Every new instructor must attend one of the Part 1 trainings and one of the Part 2 trainings. Instructors will eventually need to attend a separate training for each program (basic, ice and fly fishing, and fly tying) they want to teach.
Part 1 trainings will cover the ins and outs of the Fish and Game Department and Let’s Go Fishing program as well teaching practices and principles.
Part 2 trainings focus on the specific programs presented — ice fishing, fly fishing, or basic fishing. “Topics covered include ethics, pond ecology, rules and regulations, equipment and safety.
About the classes
All equipment and materials are provided. A fishing license is not required to participate, when fishing during designated fieldtrip hours.
In the basic fishing course you will explore the skills and equipment needed and resources available to you to start your journey to becoming an angler. Topics covered in this course include basic rods and reels, safety, knot tying, fish identification, ethics, rules and regulations, and aquatic ecology. After completing a classroom session you’ll get the chance to put your new skills to the test; you’ll head out to a local pond and do some fishing!
8 and over; individuals 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Classroom Time: 4 to 6 hours
Field trip: 2 to 4 hours
Classes for Manchester kids will be held Feb. 13 and 14, 2015. Details here.
More information available at the NH Fish& Game site.