CONCORD — Are you an avid angler looking to give back to your community and share your love of fishing?
New Hampshire Fish and Game’s “Let’s Go Fishing” program is currently seeking volunteer instructors to teach ice fishing, fly fishing or basic fishing to youth and adults.
Registration has opened for training sessions that 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 http://www.fishnh.com/Fishing/lets_go_fishing_volunteers.htm (to request one by mail or email, contact 271-3212 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications must be received by Friday, Nov. 15, to reserve a spot in the trainings.
Those being certified must attend both an overview training session and at least one specialty training class. The overview session covers 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 sessions cover 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, Dec. 7, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Fish and Game Headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord. 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 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Fish and Game Headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord. Lunch is provided.