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Free Introduction to Fishing Class Offered at Umbagog

CONCORD, N.H. — Calling all want-to-be anglers! The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s “Let’s Go Fishing” Program, the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, and the New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation are teaming up to give you the opportunity to find out all you need to know about a recreational activity that everyone in the family can enjoy. Fishing! This one-day introduction to fishing program will be held on Thursday, August 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Umbagog Lake State Park Campground, Route 26 in Cambridge.

The class is open to anyone, however, those 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Reserve your spot by registering online at

The class is free, and registration is first-come, first-served. Space is limited please reserve your spot. All fishing equipment and materials will be provided. You do not need to have a fishing license to participate.

The morning will be spent at the campground, learning about equipment, safety, knot tying, fish identification, basic ecology and different casting techniques. In the afternoon, participants will head out on boats to put their newly learned skills to the test on beautiful Lake Umbagog!

New Hampshire Fish and Game’s “Let’s Go Fishing” program has taught thousands of children and adults to be safe, ethical and successful anglers. Find out more at The program is federally funded through the Sport Fish Restoration Program, supported by an excise tax on fishing equipment and motorboat fuel.

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