Monday, April 13, 2009

Free Fly Fishing Workshop for Beginners in New Hampshire

Hillsborough residents will have an opportunity to learn fly fishing May 16-17, 2009. This workshop is FREE and geared toward beginners, age 13 and up. Kids under 16, must be accompanied by an adult.

If you want to participate, you must print and return the registration form by May 1, 2009.

The workshop will cover the basics of equipment, fly casting, stream ecology, knot tying, safety and how to find those "hot spots" along New Hampshire's rivers and lakes. The highlight of the two days will be Sunday, when folks will head out to a local fishing hole and put their newly learned skills to the test!

Participants should plan to bring their own or borrowed equipment. A limited number of rods will be available for use; when you register, please let Fish and Game know if you will need to borrow their equipment.

For more information, about this beginning fly fishing workshop, click here.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

2009 Trout Season Opens April 4th in Illinois

Folks in Illinois are anxiously awaiting the opening of the 2009 trout season. This year, Saturday April 4th will mark the opening of the 2009 trout season. Folks can begin fishing for trout at 5 a.m.

More than 60,000 trout have been stocked in 43 locations across Illinois. Anglers 16 years or older do need a valid Illinois fishing license along with an inland trout stamp.

For more information about the 2009 Illinois trout season, click here.