Outdoors and Free
Friday, July 30, 2010
Volume 4, Issue 31

A Great Opportunity: Ladies Can Learn to Fish From A Kayak

Over time, I have seen and talked with women who love fishing from their kayaks and have shown some great catches. Our own Glen Lake, in Goffstown, was one site. One lady informed me that she loved to catch the various species of fish, releasing most of her catch, but keeping a few for a wonderful meal at home for her family. Another lady told me she just enjoyed trolling for trout, and salmon in her kayak. One she caught in Lake Winnipesaukee gave her quite a ride before she finally got it in and released it. She estimated it weighed between 6 and 8 pounds.

If you’ve never tried fishing from a kayak, now is your chance to learn. Women interested in learning can now sign up for a “Becoming An Outdoors Woman” (BOW) weekend workshop that will be held this September 24 through 26th 2010, at the Purity Spring Resort, in Madison, New Hampshire. Participants will learn how to rig their kayak for fishing, kayak fishing techniques (including casting lures, bait and trolling) and what to do when you catch a fish. Participants must supply their own spin-casting rod, reel and kayak. 

The session is intended for kayakers with some spin-fishing experience who want to learn how to fish from their kayak. The workshop fee of $275.00 includes meals and lodging at Purity Spring Resort (set on Purity Lake in New Hampshire’s White Mountains), instruction, program materials and the use of some equipment. To register, visit www.nhbow.com and download the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Kayak Fishing Weekend workshop brochure and mail-in registration form. You can also call (603) 271-3212 or e-mail: aquaticed@wildlife.nh.gov to request an application. 

Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, by mail or in person at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH. Classes fill up fast, so if interested, sign-up soon. Registration deadline is August 16th 2010. 

Karina Walsh, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Let’s Go Fishing Coordinator and a BOW instructor says, “This workshop is an ideal chance for women who like to get out and kayak to gain important skills they can use to enjoy another exciting outdoor activity on the water.”

Public Hearing on Proposed Fish and Game Rule Changes for Licenses Scheduled

Proposed Fish and Game rule changes will be discussed at a public hearing to be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 10, 2010, at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. 

Various rule changes to specify the information on Fish and Game licenses and permits that are under consideration, and to clarify the exception to allow the use of more than one guide for permittees taking moose in the Hunt of a Lifetime Program. The complete rule making notice, with the original and proposed rule language can be viewed on the Fish and Game website. Go to: www.wildnh.com/Legislative/Notices_summary.htm and click onto “Fish and Game Licenses and Permits; Hunt of a Lifetime exception.”

Written comments must be received by August 20, 2010. Send them to: comments@wildlife.nh.gov. (use subject line “Comments on Licenses and Permits; Hunt of a Lifetime Exception” or write to: Executive Director, N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. 03301. However, if you can possibly make this meeting, please do so.



Bob Harris can be reached via e-mail at: outwriter2@aol.com


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