Kyle Glencross: 603-271-3212
Lisa Collins:  603-271-3212
January 2, 2019


CONCORD, NH – The temperatures are dropping, and lakes and ponds have formed some great ice this season. Now that the holidays are over, why not get outside and enjoy the New Hampshire winter by learning how to ice fish? The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Let’s Go Fishing Program will be offering free ice fishing classes at many locations throughout the state this winter. These classes are designed for beginners and are geared toward families who are new to ice fishing.

All the ice fishing classes include a hands-on indoor classroom session during which students learn about ice fishing equipment, ice safety, knot tying, fish identification, and the winter ecology of lakes and ponds. Participants then head out to a local pond or lake to put their newly learned skills to the test! All fishing gear and materials are provided along with instruction from trained volunteer instructors.

Classes are open to anyone age 8 years of age or older, however, those age 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. No experience is required, and participants are exempt from holding a fishing license when registered for and participating in the program.

The classes are free, but online pre-registration is required and seats are limited. Visit to register. Programs will be added and updated throughout the winter.

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. The program is federally funded through the Sport Fish Restoration Program.

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